The Vancouver Canucks are one step closer to seeing Anton Rodin’s first NHL game, as they recalled the Swedish winger from the Utica Comets. Rodin, who’d been nursing a reaggravated knee injury, was playing with the Comets on a conditioning stint.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) December 22, 2016
Rodin played in three games for the Comets and contributed one assist. In five pre-season games, Rodin potted four points (one goal and three assists) playing primarily on the Canucks top six. In 37 SHL games with Brynas last season, Rodin produced 37 points in 31 games, before a skate cut to his tendon cut his season short. He still won the MVP award for that season, injury and all.
The Canucks press release didn’t address whether Rodin would play tonight against the Winnipeg Jets, but given that puck drop is just over two hours away, I’d imagine it’s safe to say he’s a no go. It’s more likely Rodin makes his debut tomorrow night in Calgary, though far from certain.