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Canucks Return Reid Boucher To Comets

The Utica Comets are getting their leading scorer back. It was announced today by the Vancouver Canucks that they were sending Boucher back to Utica.

Boucher has played in eight games this season with the Canucks, collecting two goals along the way. In 38 games this season with Utica, Boucher has put up 22 goals and 19 assists to give him 41 points. Those points totals are career highs for Boucher and his 22 goals put him one behind the Comets’ single-season record of 23 set last season by Darren Archibald.

Getting Boucher back will be huge for the Comets, but it is unfortunate for the player. I feel that Boucher has done everything asked of him this season by the Canucks. It would have been nice to see him rewarded with more time. As Boucher will require waivers to come back to Utica if he were to get called up again, I don’t imagine that he will be getting another chance with the big team this season. At least not until after the trade deadline if they happen to clear out a few roster spots up top.

The Comets are back in action today at 4:05 pm Pacific for a road game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. CanucksArmy will have your post-game report following the game.

  • Brent

    Agree, he should have been kept up me me here to play a bit more. Is there some concern to have the commets do better that outweighs having him stay up with the team. Lets hope they can bring him up after the trade deadline and just keep him up until the end of the season.

    • DJ_44

      I think there is a bit about the Comets, however it is a waivers move.

      I like Boucher. I think he should be running the Canucks 1st unit PP instead of Hank.

      However; Goldobin and Boucher both have to play top 9 (i.e. not the checking line . — that eliminates Eriksson and Archibald). I will say again however. Idiots who equate Loui not scoring with not playing do not understand the game.

      That leaves Baertschi, Daniel, Boucher, Goldbin. Choose 3. When Vanek is moved, another winger position opens up.

      Goldbin will get a (last?) shot to prove he can play at the NHL level.

      • Ser Jaime Lannister

        Canucks are not paying 6 mill for LE to play the PK and burried on a checking line we are paying him to score goals. If this is his new role hes going to get ripped on till hes run outta town, too many scrubs on this team its embarrassing.

      • canuckfan

        I like the way Boucher played on the third line he played well was hungry. Where as Goldobin who I also like just looks lost, really lost not offensive nor defensive. Didn’t make it on the number 1 line and didn’t shine on the third line he just has not fit in. Love his speed and think with Jake he could do well. Jake can drive the net and pass to Goldie as gets closer to the net or Goldie picks up the garbage as Jake losses the puck or waits for rebound. He just needs a goal or a couple good looks to gain confidence.

    • Nuck16

      You make it sound like we’re in a rebuild situation and our priority should be developing promising young players…but in reality we’re a contender that’s a lock to make the playoffs…

    • Larionov18

      Erickson was the worst free agent signing the Canucks have made that I can think of. Lucic has been as bad for the Oilers and Benning wanted to sign both.

      • Lucic hasn’t been as good as expected, but he had over 50 points last year (mostly on the 2nd line, not with McDavid) and he’s on pace for around 45 this year. That’s not worth what he’s being paid, but it’s a lot better than Ericksson (and Lucic is several years younger too).

      • myshkin

        Scratch Erickson or only play him a few minutes a game until he requests a trade. If he went to another team and the Canucks retained half his salary he’d probably do better without the pressure.

        • Nuck16

          GM’s will be lining up for a chance to take on that contract…maybe package him with Guddy for a 1st, 2nd, and a top prospect. Oh, and apparently Erickson read the comments before tonights game.

  • canuckfan

    Gudbranson will become a fan favourite if he keeps hitting like he did on Marchand… that is how you shut down that little mouth piece. If the Leafs are thinking they might have to get by the Bruins they may just want Gudbranson to up their chances. Gudbranson and Tanev for the upcoming Swede and Marner