“He’s [Corrado] going to play in the playoffs,” Canucks associate coach Rick Bowness revealed when making an appearance on the TEAM 1040.
Tanev, on the other hand, will not be ready for Game 1. Bowness says he is “very, very, very doubtful.”
At practice on Friday, Corrado was paired with Andrew Alberts and it looks like the two will be the team’s third pairing when the playoffs start—or at the very least Saturday night against the Edmonton Oilers.
— Elliott Pap (@ElliottPap) April 26, 2013
Since Corrado was 19 years old before December 31 this season and on an entry-level contract, he can play in three more games (regular season or playoffs) before the first year of his contract is burned.
There are no implications from this aside from having to give the player a raise quicker. Corrado is not headed to unrestricted free agency any quicker by burning a year of his entry-level contract either.