The Canucks have made some roster moves in California this morning:
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) November 22, 2018
Gaunce had appeared in three games for the Canucks this season, posting one goal and two assists. He had generally played well in his limited ice-time, so his demotion is a bit surprising in that sense but with that being said, the Canucks have lost seven in a row, so changes were going to be made and Gaunce doesn’t require waivers.
Reid Boucher gets the call with hopes of creating some more offence. Boucher has missed some time due to an injury but returned a few games ago. He has ten goals and six assists in twelve games with the Comets this season.
The Canucks are not skating today but it will be really interesting to see where Boucher lines up on the Canucks. His biggest weakness is his skating but there is no denying his shot and offensive instincts. Would that be a good compliment to someone like Elias Pettersson, Bo Horvat, or could be used to extract some offence out of someone like Adam Gaudette?
Our very own Tyler Shipley wrote about Boucher earlier this week and it appears that the Canucks are indeed giving Boucher another chance in the NHL. Boucher has done some good things in his chances with the Canucks and hopefully, he can continue to do so.