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Vancouver Canucks Announce Roster, Boeser to Injured Reserve

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Vancouver Canucks goalies at training camp.

The Vancouver Canucks announced their opening roster for the 2021-’22 NHL season, that begins with a six-game road trip starting in Edmonton against the Oilers on Wednesday night. Based on the cap crunch and injury situation, there were no huge surprises. PTO candidate Alex Chiasson is not included, but that doesn’t prevent the Vancouver Canucks from signing him.

It does appear for now that left wing Juho Lammikko, acquired Saturday from Florida, has replaced him on the roster. Lammikko is expected to skate with the club Tuesday morning for the first time.

Here is the roster:

Goalies:

35 – Thatcher Demko

41 – Jaroslav Halak

Defencemen:

2 – Luke Schenn

3 – Jack Rathbone

5 – Tucker Poolman

23 – Oliver Ekman-Larsson

43 – Quinn Hughes

44 – Kyle Burroughs

57 –  Tyler Myers

77 – Brad Hunt

Forwards:

8 – Conor Garland

9 – JT Miller

15 – Matthew Highmore

18 – Jason Dickinson

21 – Nils Höglander

40 – Elias Pettersson

53 – Bo Horvat

61 – Nic Petan

70 – Tanner Pearson

71 – Zack MacEwen

73 – Justin Dowling

83 – Juho Lammikko

92 – Vasily Podkolzin

The Vancouver Canucks skate Tuesday morning at Rogers Arena and then board an afternoon charter for Edmonton.

Brock Boeser was placed on injured reserve retroactive to his last full practice, September 29th. Tyler Motte is on injured reserve with a lingering upper body injury/recovery.

Michael Ferland and Brandon Sutter are on long-term injured reserve. Brady Keeper, who broke his leg at Vancouver Canucks training camp on September 24th, is also on long term.

After opening against the Oilers the Canucks continue on to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers two nights later on October 15th. From there it’s a visit to the Detroit Red Wings the very next night, the Buffalo Sabres three nights after that, the Chicago Blackhawks on the 21st and then into Seattle for the Kraken home opener on the 23rd.

VHN Managing Editor Rob Simpson has been covering the NHL for three decades on live TV, radio, and as a journalist. He worked his first ever game getting postgame sound as a teenager; it was Vancouver vs. Detroit.

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