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Vancouver Canucks, Kirill Kudryavtsev
Vancouver Canucks 2022 7th-round draft pick, defenceman Kirill Kudryavtsev.

No surprises. What was a routine culling of the herd saw the Canucks move the following players along, reducing the preseason roster from 59 to 51. Actually fifty if you include the hand injury that has taken Brock Boeser out of the line-up for three to four weeks.

27-year-old Japanese forward Yushiro Hirano will join the Abbotsford Canucks camp, as will feisty 21-year-old defenceman Chad Nychuk.

Forward Cole Shepard and defencemen Matt Anderson and Dylan MacPherson were release outright from their try-outs.

Forward Connor Lockhart (Peterborough Petes, OHL), goalie Ty Young (Prince George Cougars, WHL) and defenceman Kirill Kudryavtsev (Soo Greyhounds, OHL) were sent to their respective junior teams.

The Canucks practice Tuesday on the UBC campus in two groups starting at 10:30 am.

Let’s Skate!

The Penguins aren’t messing around Tuesday night, but then again it’s already the club’s third preseason game. Fourteen of the players slated to play against the Detroit Red Wings appeared in the Penguins lineup during last season. Among those who will be in the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup will be captain Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Jake Guentzel.

Fans will also see new addition, defenceman Jeff Petry, son of former Detroit Tigers pitcher and 1984 World Series champion Dan Petry.

Our Wild West

Colorado Hockey Now: Josh Manson is back in Avalanche camp after taking a three-day absence for the birth of his daughter. Colorado Avalanche.

Vegas Hockey Now: Restricted free agent (RFA) defenseman Nic Hague is skating with the OHL Kitchener Rangers, due to a contract dispute with the Golden Knights. Vegas Golden Knights

Dallas Hockey Now: Preseason stories to watch with the Dallas Stars.

San Jose Hockey Now: ICYMI, 5 things the Sharks must do to make the playoffs. San Jose Sharks

Calgary Hockey Now: Andrew Mangiapane is back from injury and skating on the same line with Nazem Kadri in Flames camp. Calgary Flames

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