Oct 12, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella addresses the media after the game against the the Montreal Canadiens at Rogers Arena. The Montreal Canadiens won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Yann Sauve Recall Explained by Vancouver Canucks as "Cap Planning"

The Vancouver Canucks recalled defenceman Yann Sauve from the Utica Comets for “cap planning” purposes, according to head coach John Tortorella.

The team sent out a press release late on Wednesday night announcing the move causing mass confusion among the fan base. The Canucks just called up a defenceman to replace an injured forward, Jannik Hansen.

The recall of Sauve put the Canucks over the salary cap, so it allowed the team to get cap relief after placing Jannik Hansen on long-term injured reserve.

The Canucks refused to discuss the specifics of Hansen’s injury other than it is an upper-body injury. We do know the injury is serious enough to keep him out of the lineup for a minimum of 10 games and 24 days.

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