Vancouver Canucks Recall Anton Rodin

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.

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.

  • Peezy F

    Just in time for the Canucks very important 4 game schedule against the Pacific starting tomorrow. Not sure if he will play Friday but Wednesday vs the Kings would be most likely. A welcomed boost to our offence, tough decisions for how to use our current top 3 lines and him.