Canucks Recall Andrey Pedan


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The Canucks dipped into their farm system today, recalling defenceman Andrey Pedan from the Utica Comets of the AHL. Pedan, a late cut at Canucks training camp, was last recalled as recently as December 8th.

With Erik Gudbranson sidelined by a possible wrist injury suffered in Tuesday’s loss in Carolina and Troy Stecher noticeably absent from practice this morning, Canucks coach Willie Desjardins alluded to this recall in his media availability. 

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Desjardins confirmed Stecher’s absence was injury related. The nature of Stecher’s ailment remains a mystery, but Desjardins went so far as to describe the timeline for his return as day-to-day. 

Since joining the Comets in October, Pedan has three points (two goals and one assist) in 19 games. Pedan’s yet to play a game this season, but in 13 games last campaign the lumbering Lithuanian was a 45% Corsi For and pointless. To Pedan’s credit, he spent much of that season playing on the wing, a position he’s never played in his professional career.

We’ll provide updates on Stecher’s status as they’re made available. The Canucks play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets tomorrow for a matinee affair at 1PM PST. 

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