The Canucks’ European prospects have done very well for themselves this week.
The Vancouver Canucks have started off on the right foot, going 2-1 so far on the current road trip. Since our last update, the boys in blue are currently above a .500 record holding down a wild card spot. The Canucks are on the East Coast for this road trip and can get a good look at the Utica Comets.
The farm team played a pair of games this week, facing the Toronto Marlies and Laval Rocket. Trent Cull’s squad put up a forgettable loss, dropping a 5-2 stinker in front of the home crowd. In fairness to the Comets, they are facing a tough stretch of injuries in their lineup.
On the blue line, Evan McEneny, Jaime Sifers, and Ashton Sautner are all out. The f`orward group is dearly missing Darren Archibald. The team is once again relying on professional tryouts (PTO’s) to fill in holes on the lineup. Reinforcements are on the way as the Canucks re-assigned Philip Holm to the Comets yesterday.
However it isn’t all bad news for the Comets. Last night, they were able to get a 3-2 win against Laval. Nikolay Goldobin got his seventh goal of the season, making that 18 points in 17 games. Reid Boucher picked up an assist. He is up to 15 points in 15 games. Jordan Subban still does not have a goal this season.
One last prospect to touch base with is Kole Lind. You may have noticed that we haven’t heard much from him in the last week. Lind has come down with a case of Strep Throat, according to The Province’s Steve Ewen. There is no current timeline on his return.
Now, we can shift our focus to our star prospects of the week in Europe.