Dec 29, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Vancouver Canucks defenseman Yannick Weber (6) skates with the puck against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Vancouver Canucks won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks Recall Sauve, Yannick Weber Sent Home

The Vancouver Canucks have recalled defenceman Yann Sauve from the Utica Comets after losing Yannick Weber to injury.

Weber left 8:08 into Friday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets with an undisclosed injury. He has been sent home for evaluation, which means he will be out at least the Olympic break.

Sauve will take Weber’s spot in the lineup on Monday against the Detroit Red Wings. This means the Canucks will have five left-handed shots—Sauve, Dan Hamhuis, Jason Garrison, Alexander Edler, and Ryan Stanton—and only right-handed shot, Frank Corrado.

It is likely Garrison and Edler will play the right side against the Red Wings since both players have experience there.

The Canucks had two other right-handed options in Alex Biega and Patrick Mullen, but assistant coach Mike Sullivan says Sauve has been playing well with the Comets.

“The guys down there felt he has played a solid two-way game,” Sullivan said. “We hope he can bring that to our club up here . . .We are going to need him to make a contribution to help us get out of this.”

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