Canucks: 3 players looking to bounce back next season

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These three Vancouver Canucks are looking to bounce back in 2021 after disappointing performances last season.

With a new season coming up in a few months, (hopefully in January) several players on the Vancouver Canucks are looking to rebound from their respective 2019-20 performances.

A new campaign always means a fresh start and a new hope for the players themselves.

Here are three Canucks that are looking to bounce back in 2020-21.

Micheal Ferland

Micheal Ferland was signed to a four-year, $14 million contract last offseasaon. He was expected to bring some grit and offence to the Canucks top-six. Unfortunately, Ferland and his history of concussions caught up to him in Vancouver, and he only played 14 games in the regular season. Ferland scored one goal and four assists.

After a promising recovery period, he returned to the team looking refreshed and ready to bring a much-needed intensity to the Canucks lineup. He only played two games against the Minnesota Wild in the qualifying round before being forced to leave the Edmonton bubble due to more concussion setbacks.

Per Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province, Ferland is in high hopes regarding a return next season. According to agent Jason Davidson, his health is a priority, but Ferland has been skating at a rink near his home in Brandon, Manitoba.

If he is healthy at the start of next season, Ferland could potentially fill the void for the departed Tyler Toffoli in the top-six. The Canucks could use the grit and goals  from Ferland, but he has to be careful while on the ice. When he is healthy, Ferland can be a thorn in the side of opponents.

You have to feel for Ferland and his rotten luck with injuries. Hopefully, he can stay healthy and get back to his old self next season. But you also have to think that one more injury could potentially mean the end of his career.