Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that defenceman Yann Sauve has been re-assigned to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.
Sauve, 21, has appeared in 20 games for the Moose this season, recording 3 points (0-3-3) and 8 penalty minutes in his rookie AHL season. In three games with the Canucks, Sauve recorded six hits, three blocked shots and an even plus/minus rating.
The 6’3”, 220 lbs., native of Montreal, Quebec was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks.
That totally sucks. Reminds me of when Turris had his family come out to a game vs Vancouver, only to be benched by Gretzky.
it's a bit different in that Sauve, in reality, doesn't actually belong in the NHL at this point. he did great all things considered, but he's still not ready for the show.
sure it's only one game, but it's also a home game against a team of smurfs. in other words, the perfect game to work a couple dmen back in off an injury. team success trumps family time. Sauve will just have to wait until he earns spot on the roster, rather than being forced onto it prematurely due to injuries (again, not taking anything away from how he played).
Sucks for Sauve, his parents flew to Vancouver to watch him play.
ouch. that kinda blows if true. it's not like he wasn't playing fairly well...should let the Quebec kid play the Habs in front of his family. send him down with an even bigger grin on his face. oh well.
and honestly, i would've been a lot more comfortable if they'd kept him on for another game and phased Hamhuis and Ballard back in one at a time.
but it's hard to complain about getting a pair of top-knotch NHL experienced d-men back. hopefully they're not rushing either of them back at all.