The Canucks have recalled Ashton Sautner from the Utica Comets this morning
— Canucks PR (@CanucksPR) February 19, 2019
Sautner has appeared in 31 games for the Utica Comets this season, posting three goals and five assists in those contests. He had missed sometime in December and January due to injury but has appeared in seven games for the Comets since his return.
The left-handed defender dressed in five games for the Canucks to close out last season, where he picked up two assists.
Yesterday, Guillaume Brisebois was assigned back to the Comets:
In there I speculated that it was weird that the Canucks were sending Brisebois back with no one coming up, but it appears that this was the plan.
Sautner did play with Luke Schenn with the Comets in their brief time together, so maybe that is something the Canucks coaching staff will explore in the coming games.
Barring any setbacks, Alex Edler is expected to be back within a reasonable timeframe but there is ndefinitive timeline and no guarantees of how his recovery goes. So it’s best to work with the players that they have available to them and then insert Edler when he is deemed fit to play.
The Canucks host the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.