Vancouver Canucks Scrambling To Shore Up Defense For Nashville Game

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Andrey Pedan, left, grabs Calgary Flames' Paul Byron during NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary on Sept. 25.
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Andrey Pedan, left, grabs Calgary Flames’ Paul Byron during NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary on Sept. 25, 2015. Pedan expected to receive call up for remaining two games of road trip.

andrewchernoff By Andrew Chernoff

Jan 9, 2017

Chris Tanev practiced this morning and was re-evaluated today, coach Willie Desjardins told reporters. Tanev said he is day-to-day, and will be going to Nashville.

 

Desjardins also said that Ben Hutton will not make the road trip and will be out for awhile.

 

As for Philip Larsen, Desjardins said he is getting closer but still has not practiced since his injury.

 

Defenseman Andrey Pedan is expected to called up from the Utica Comets and meet the Canucks in Nashville for tomorrow nights game.

 

Luca Sbisa and Nikita Tryamkin were banged up in the Calgary loss on Saturday night, but are expected to be in the lineup.

Even Daniel Sedin was asked who would be better in a pinch if a defenseman went down, him or his brother:

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