The Vancouver Canucks have recalled defenceman Yannick Weber from the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League.
The Canucks are down to six defencemen with Alexander Edler out indefinitely, so the recall of Weber will give them an extra body on the roster in case of injury or a defenceman missing practice for a maintenance day.
Weber was placed on waivers on November 18 by the Canucks and sent to the minors the following day to activate Dale Weise off injured reserve.
Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.
— Yannick Weber (@yanweber68) November 19, 2013
In six games with the Comets, Weber showed his offensive upside by scoring two goals and adding five assists.
It might be sooner rather than later we see Weber in the lineup. In the two games Edler’s been out, Andrew Alberts has played only 6:33 and 8:39, which is on the extreme low end for defencemen.