News: The Canucks are fearing the lower-body injury that forced Hamhuis out of Thursday's game may be more than a day-to-day concern, Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province reports.
Impact: Hamhuis suffered a right leg injury in the first period of the loss to the Ducks and was unable to put any weight on his leg while leaving the ice. The Canucks have already called up Frank Corrado from AHL Utica seemingly in anticipation of Hamhuis being unavailable for Sunday's game with the Blackhawks, but the team may have to trade for a defenseman if Hamhuis ends up missing more than a month.
News: Corrado was recalled from AHL Utica on Friday, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.
Impact: Dan Hamhuis suffered an injury to his right leg Thursday against the Ducks, and with his availability in question for Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, Corrado was brought in as insurance. Corrado had three points in 11 games with Utica.
News: Horvat scored the first goal of his NHL career in Thursday's shootout loss to Anaheim.
Impact: It was also his first career point. Horvat skated just 9:50 in the game, scoring the goal on his only shot, and has exceeded 10 minutes of ice time just once in his seven NHL contests thus far, so it's not surprising that he hasn't produced much offense yet. The No. 9 pick in the 2013 draft, Horvat put up zero points in five games with AHL Utica this year and zero in his first six with Vancouver, suggesting that his development has a ways to go yet. Despite Thursday's goal, it seems like he'd be better served playing big minutes at the AHL level than serving fourth-line time for the Canucks.
News: Lack stopped 23 of 26 shots Thursday, but allowed the Ducks to score on two of three shootout tries to take the loss.
Impact: It was Lack's first start in 11 days, as he rarely gets much work in his backup role behind Roberto Luongo. He's just 1-3-1 over his five starts this season, and his ugly rate stats get uglier if you don't count his two successful relief appearances.