- Brian Gionta left Vancouver on Friday morning for family reasons and did not skate with his teammates at Rogers Arena.
- Michel Therrien does not expect any players to be called up from Hamilton prior to Saturday's game. Both Ryan White and Michael Bournival will be in the lineup as Gionta will not available to play.
- Josh Gorges was the only other Hab not on the ice on Friday afternoon, taking advantage of a therapy day. He is expected to be in the lineup against the Canucks on Saturday night.
Lines and D pairings at practice