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Canucks Recall Anton Rodin

The Vancouver Canucks have rounded out their roster with another recall from the Utica Comets, just a day after Jayson Megna joined the team. Today it’s Anton Rodin who is getting the call.

Rodin, who missed almost all of last season with a knee injury that required season-ending surgery, re-signed with the Canucks this off-season, agreeing to terms on a one-year, one-way contract valued at $700,000. The plan for Rodin was to take one more crack at the bat for a full-time NHL career, who only suited up for the three games last season.

In four games with the Canucks this pre-season, Rodin finished with three points (two goals and one assist) and, to my eye, mostly looked the part of a depth NHL’er. The numbers game such as it is, the Canucks didn’t have room for Rodin, and they sent him through waivers to join the Utica Comets. In three games with the Comets this season, Rodin has two assists.

The motivation behind this and Megna’s recall is likely the status of Canucks leading scorer Brock Boeser. He’s currently day-to-day with foot contusions after blocking a shot against the Washington Capitals last Thursday. The good news? Boeser should be able to go today.

    • Killer Marmot

      I agree Rodin is not someone who should be nailed to the press box, but the Canucks need an 13th forward with talent. My guess is Rodin will be rotated in and out of the lineup even if short-term injuries don’t occur.

    • Killer Marmot

      I don’t think a few irate posters on CA is going to affect Benning. His roster was one man short, so this move addresses that. He was probably waiting for Rodin to get his work visa issues ironed out and play a few games in Utica before calling him up.

  • TD

    This is what makes sense to me. Chaput was called up to be the 13th forward when Eriksson was out on LTI reserve. He got sent down for some playing time and so his 30 days of waiver free time didn’t get exhausted. Megna was called up in his place with the plan being he sat in the press box.

    Now that it looks like Boeser could miss some time, Rodin has been called up to play. He may not play tonight after playing on Saturday and Sunday as three games in three nights with coast to coast travel would be too much.

    I don’t mind calling up Chaput and Megna to sit in the press box and collect an NHL cheque. They are both be cent checking forwards to could play that role. Boeser is better replaced by Rodin, Goldobin or Boucher.

  • wwc926720

    I would like to see Rodin a fair chance to prove if he belongs to Vancouver or not. Hopefully Green will not screw up the prospects and other players like Desjardins did. Don’t even know why Desjardins was hired in the first place when (just off my head) Barry Trotz, Randy Carlyle, Marc Crawford, were all better and available.

  • Fred-65

    I’m hoping that was the last game I need to watch that features Megna. He did nothing and won’t get many further chnaces. Let’s be honest Biega playng as a forward for a couple of games last season showed more than Megna