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Wetcoaster 04-04-2012 07:06 PM

Bitz Recalled from the Wolves
 
Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that forward Byron Bitz has been recalled from the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.
http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=625933

Sounds like Kassian's injury may be worse than originally thought.

keslerburrows 04-04-2012 07:09 PM

Not that worried about Kassian. I think he will be fine. About time we called up Bitz anyway.

Big Naissak 04-04-2012 07:11 PM

Boy I hope kass is okay, he was starting to look real good :(

Wetcoaster 04-04-2012 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by keslerburrows (Post 47305171)
Not that worried about Kassian. I think he will be fine. About time we called up Bitz anyway.

In the interview today on Team 1130 Gillis said Bitz's recall would be dependant on the seriousness of Kassian's injury which would be known after Kassian had a MRI earlier today.

Per Ben Kuzma:

10m Ben Kuzma ‏ @benkuzma
@CalmCody An MRI would confirm Kassian's timeline. Canucks saying day-to-day upper body. IMO, could be a rib strain after that shot.

16m Ben Kuzma ‏ @benkuzma
@Mentoch Trainer was checking Kassian's ribs after he ripped shot and left in pain. Wonder if he strained a muscle or if there's a tear.

20m Ben Kuzma ‏ @benkuzma
@ThomasDrance Malhotra needed for defensive-zone faceoffs and PK. Weise needed for sandpaper but grit factor too low. Bitz deserves shot.

24m Ben Kuzma ‏ @benkuzma
Malhotra-Lapierre-Bitz may form #Canucks fourth line for playoffs. Kassian (upper body) out and Weise hasn't done much.

Winroba 04-04-2012 07:17 PM

Good for him, speaks to the great organizational depth this team has

Kickassguy 04-04-2012 07:19 PM

It's hammer time.

Wetcoaster 04-04-2012 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kickassguy (Post 47305545)
It's hammer time.

Ballroom Bitz?

KISSland 04-04-2012 07:26 PM

Damn. Kind of puts it into perspective how Kassian is doing. I don't think we'll see him in the PO.

thepuckmonster 04-04-2012 07:26 PM

I know its thinking about a billion steps ahead, but say we win the cup and Kassian doesn't play, can't he still be put on the cup?

Anti-anti-anti-anti-jinx.

Cool Hand Goof* 04-04-2012 07:30 PM

Well I'd rather bitz destroy himself for the cup considering he's already damaged goods

Sharpshooter1 04-04-2012 07:31 PM

Good to hear.

Can't wait to see him on the ice in a Canucks uni again.

Wetcoaster 04-04-2012 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thepuckmonster (Post 47305855)
I know its thinking about a billion steps ahead, but say we win the cup and Kassian doesn't play, can't he still be put on the cup?

Anti-anti-anti-anti-jinx.

It is possible by petition.

A player must have at least 41 games played with the club or one game played in the Stanley Cup Finals. However, in 1994 a stipulation was added to allow a team to petition the Commissioner for permission to have players' names put on the Cup if extenuating circumstances prevented them from being available to play.

mrbitterguy 04-04-2012 08:52 PM

good. i like the 4th line with bitz on it, and he doesn't look bad in short stints with the twins either.

i hope he kicks ass and is a full timer next year. the canucks with both bitz and kassian in the lineup are a lot different than last year's cup finalists.

Yossarian54 04-04-2012 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wetcoaster (Post 47305251)
24m Ben Kuzma ‏ @benkuzma
Malhotra-Lapierre-Bitz may form #Canucks fourth line for playoffs. Kassian (upper body) out and Weise hasn't done much.

I'd be happy with that 4th line. Still, Kassian would be nice to have in reserve if teams start looking to run the Sedins or similar.

PG Canuck 04-04-2012 11:52 PM

Kassian may just need some time off to heal up. Could regenerate him as well. We have the depth to fill his spot, so I'm not even one bit worried about who we call up, or put in anymore. Pretty excited to see Bitz again.

keslerburrows 04-05-2012 12:29 AM

I want Bitz in this cup run. Intimidation factor is key. ;)

Hollywood Burrows 04-05-2012 12:33 AM

We need the edge and the physicality he can bring. But we'll see how long his body holds up. You wonder about the mindset of a guy whose career was in jeopardy going into the playoffs with so much pressure on him to play the body. It can't be easy.

Cool Hand Goof* 04-05-2012 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by keslerburrows (Post 47321649)
I want Bitz in this cup run. Intimidation factor is key. ;)

i want them both , imagian them on a line together with lappy centering

The Bob Cole 04-05-2012 12:34 AM

It;s expected to be about 2 weeks to recover, could be more if it doesn't respond well, but sounds like that's the expectations.

CanucksOo 04-05-2012 01:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by King Lui (Post 47321819)
It;s expected to be about 2 weeks to recover, could be more if it doesn't respond well, but sounds like that's the expectations.

Are you referring to Kassian? Source?

Outside99* 04-05-2012 01:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wetcoaster (Post 47305693)
Ballroom Bitz?

Set me Free he says

Win One Before I Die 04-05-2012 01:55 AM

Bitz proved himself in 5 games, we saved him for the playoffs... UNLEASH THE KRAKEN.

BoHorvatFan 04-05-2012 02:03 AM

Good to have the big guy back up. As long as we have one of Kassian or Bitz dressed we're fine.

David71 04-05-2012 03:35 AM

good. 4th line of bitz/malhotra/weise?

McLlwain 04-05-2012 03:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wetcoaster (Post 47305251)
24m Ben Kuzma ‏ @benkuzma
Malhotra-Lapierre-Bitz may form #Canucks fourth line for playoffs. Kassian (upper body) out and Weise hasn't done much.

But this is assuming Daniel is good to go. If he's not and Lapierre remains on the first line, then our fourth line imediately looks a lot less competitive.

Or Reinprecht-time already?


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