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Vancouver Canucks place D Ashton Sautner into COVID protocol

The Vancouver Canucks have placed defenceman Ashton Sautner into the NHL’s COVID protocol, the club announced Wednesday morning. Sautner, 27, has appeared in 21 games with the Abbotsford Canucks this season, tallying two assists in the process. Once the NHL brought back taxi squads, Sautner was a bit of a no-brainer to be the one…

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The Canucks urgently need a new mandate in Abbotsford

The final month of 2021 brought great change to the Vancouver Canucks organization. GM Jim Benning and AGM John Weisbrod were let go from the front office, as were coaches Travis Green and Nolan Baumgartner. In came Jim Rutherford, Bruce Boudreau, Scott Walker, and others, and the positive results have been both immediate and obvious….