Jacob Markstrom, who was recalled from Utica this morning, and Derek Dorsett were missing, while Alex Burrows returned to the ice.
Burrows missed Vancouver’s 4-1 win over Toronto after playing four straight games following a six-game absence because of a lower-body injury. The rest was needed, but Burrows said he’s ready to go and will be in the line-up Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers.
“I feel pretty good, so I’m ready for the stretch run,” said Burrows. “The days were nice to get, especially with how the boys played getting a big win. Things are always nicer after a win like that.”
From here on out, playing with bumps and bruises is the norm, with the Canucks needing at least seven wins in their next 14 games to make the playoffs, by most estimates.
“As a player you go through a lot of different things throughout the year and it doesn’t matter if it’s early or late, you try to get through it. Henrik didn’t get that iron man streak by missing games, so we have to buckle down here.”
Coach Desjardins said Dorsett was given a maintenance day, he’s fully expected to suit-up Tuesday.
Here's everything Desjardins had to say Monday:MILLIONAIRES
The Canucks had a different look at practice as the team wore Vancouver Millionaires sweaters in advance of sporting them on March 26th against the Colorado Avalanche. That night marks the 100th anniversary of the Millionaires winning the Stanley Cup and the players feel right at home in the maroon and silver.
“These things are sick,” smiled Nick Bonino, post-practice. “I really like how we look.”
If only their Millionaires play looked as good.
This will be the third straight year the Canucks will rock the Millionaires jerseys and they’re hoping to turn the tide. Vancouver lost 5-2 to Detroit two seasons ago before suffering a 4-2 loss to Ottawa in the Heritage Classic at BC Place last year.
“But this will be the first time Sbisa and I wear them…” CAL COMETH
Good point, Bonino.
Bo Horvat’s phone buzzes quite a bit, but few texts he receives are as funny as a Snapchat video he got from his brother last week.
Cal was not amused.
“He was trying to curse and swear at me, but he was too out of breath, he could barely talk,” laughed Bo.
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