Left wing Taylor Pyatt did not take part in the pregame skate Thursday night and is sitting out with an upper body injury. Mikkel Boedker filled in for Pyatt, who has 2 goals and 2 assists in the last five games.
Defenseman Adrian Aucoin took part in the pregame skate but has been nursing a lower-body injury and was unable to play. Rookie Oliver-Ekman Larsson, a healthy scratch in the last two games, replaced Aucoin.
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers