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Canucks recall Mario Bliznak

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that centre Mario Bliznak has been recalled from the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.

Bliznak, 22, has recorded 5 points (2-3-5) in 13 games with the Moose this season. Last season with the Moose, Bliznak recorded 16 points (7-9-16) in 64 games played.

The 6’0”, 192 lbs. native of Trencin, Slovakia, was originally selected by Vancouver 205th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Sergei Shirokov has been re-assigned to the Moose.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2003-2004 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom U18-Svk-U18 46 25 26 51 62
2003-2004 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom Jr.-Slovak-Jr. 2 1 0 1 2
2004-2005 HK Dubnica nad Vahom U18-Svk-U18 14 5 8 13 45
2004-2005 HK Dubnica nad Vahom Jr.-Slovak-Jr. 36 22 17 39 38
2004-2005 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom-Slovakia 19 0 0 0 14
2005-2006 Vancouver Giants-WHL 69 9 12 21 6 29 4 2
2006-2007 Vancouver Giants-WHL 47 8 14 22 3 20 4 0 2
2006-2007 Slovakia-WJC-A 6 1 0 1 4
2007-2008 Vancouver Giants-WHL 67 19 32 51 8 36 6 0
2008-2009 Manitoba Moose-AHL 64 7 9 16 4 24 0 0 1
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2005-2006 Vancouver Giants-WHL 18 4 1 5 3 14 2 1
2006-2007 Vancouver Giants-WHL 22 6 6 12 8 14 1 1
2007-2008 Vancouver Giants-WHL 10 3 5 8 3 2 0 0
2008-2009 Manitoba Moose-AHL 21 3 2 5 0 8 0 0 1
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