Canucks to be without 3 regular defenders
The Vancouver Canucks were without three regular defenders for
the regular-season finale against Calgary.
Shane O’Brien and Aaron Rome were hurt during Thursday’s 4-2
loss in San Jose, and Sami Salo left five minutes into practice
Friday. Coach Alain Vigneault said they should be ready for next
Vancouver called up rookie defenseman Evan Oberg from Manitoba
of the American Hockey League before Saturday’s game.
Christian Ehrhoff, who leads the defense in goals and points,
returned against the Flames after missing two games with a knee
The Canucks have been without top shutdown defenseman Willie
Mitchell since a Jan. 16 concussion. Mitchell is expected to miss
the playoffs, and Salo has picked up a majority of his minutes
against the opposition’s best forwards.