News: Kassian is dealing with a case of the flu and will not play Tuesday against the Sharks.
Impact: It's a tough break for Kassian, who was starting to gain momentum in deeper leagues and daily formats due to his plum appointment on the top line next to the Sedin twins. Assuming the illness doesn't prove too debilitating, he'll have a chance at returning to action Thursday against the Coyotes, but there's no guarantee the top-line spot will still be waiting for him at that point.
News: Tanev (concussion) appears to have suffered a setback in the recovery process, Blake Price of TSN 1040 AM reports.
Impact: After Tanev participated in practice Saturday, the Canucks were hoping to have him available for Tuesday's game against the Sharks, but those plans were dashed when the blueliner failed to get back on the ice the last two days. The extent of Tanev's setback remains uncertain at this time, but the Canucks have recalled Frank Corrado from AHL Utica in the interim to fill out their blue line.
News: Corrado was recalled from AHL Utica and will play Tuesday against the Sharks, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Impact: The Canucks reassigned Corrado to Utica following Sunday's game against the Blues with the hope that one of the team's other injured blueliners would be able to return for Tuesday's contest, but that apparently wasn't the case. As a result, Corrado will appear in his first game with the Canucks since Feb. 1, assuming the since-demoted Alex Biega's spot in the lineup.
News: Coach Willie Desjardins indicated Tuesday that Bieksa (hand) is at least a week away from a return to action, Jon Abbott of tsnradiovancouver.ca reports.
Impact: Such a timetable effective rules Bieksa out for at least the Canucks' next four games and a return to action March 12 against the Kings is hardly a lock for the blueliner, who last suited up Jan. 20.
News: Markstrom will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Sharks, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Impact: Coach Willie Desjardins suggested that Markstrom was on tap for his season debut with the Canucks in the near future, and it appears that will come Tuesday, as Eddie Lack gets a rare night off. A former top goalie prospect during his days in the Panthers organization, Markstrom saw his stock fall after rough showings in the AHL over the last two seasons. After landing with the Canucks last March as one of the pieces in the Roberto Luongo deal, Markstrom passed through waivers unclaimed following training camp and has since thrived at AHL Utica, going 17-7-2 with a 1.95 GAA and .932 save percentage. If he's able to keep the momentum going against a possible playoff team in the Sharks, Markstrom could have a legitimate case for more frequent outings.