DETROIT - The Vancouver Canucks have recalled centre Linden Vey from their American Hockey League affiliate ahead of Friday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.
The move comes after Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin left Thursday's 2-0 loss in Philadelphia with a lower-body injury.
Vey has three goals and 12 assists in 26 games for the Utica Comets so far this season.
The 24-year-old appeared in 75 games for the Canucks in 2014-15, registering 10 goals and 14 assists, but failed to make the club out of training camp this season.
Vancouver acquired Vey from Los Angeles for a second-round pick ahead of the 2014 NHL draft.
The slumping Canucks (11-14-8) have lost eight of their last 10, including the first three of a six-game road trip. Vancouver sits second last in the Pacific Division heading into the weekend and has won just five of its last 21 games while getting shut out in four of its last nine.