Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wellwood Called Up

Thanks to the waiver claim of Matt Pettinger this morning by the Lightning, the Canucks have had to recall a couple of other forwards to help fill some gaps in their line-up, after the injury-filled game in Chicago on Sunday.

The Canucks recalled both Kyle Wellwood and Jason Krog from Manitoba on Tuesday before their game against Columbus. Wellwood, who was thought to be down in the minors for a longer period of time for conditioning, will get another chance to work hard and earn a spot again with the big club. Wellwood, a Box 9 player on the Sheet, was dropped already on one Sheet team, thinking just about the same thing. Krog, on the other hand, was the AHL's top player last season and will also try and earn some stripes with the big club.

There hasn't been any indication on where these two players might line-up with the team quite yet, although one of the two will have to suit up on the second line, likely taking Pavol Demitra's spot after suffering a rib injury. Darcy Hordichuk (knee) should be the other forward out of the line-up for the squad.

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