Canucks' Higgins (Knee) To Receive MRI: Chris Higgins is expected to require an MRI for a knee strain he acquired late in the season, the Vancouver Province reports. (Updated 5/9/13)
Knee - (Updated - 5/9/13)
Chris Higgins managed to play through the injury during the team's first-round playoff loss to the Sharks, appearing in all four games of the series. The injury will prevent Higgins from playing for Team USA during the 2013 IIHF World Championship. (Updated 5/9/13).
04/05/2013 01:45 Schneider shut out Oilers; Canucks take back NW lead
Cory Schneider made 23 saves and Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist for Vancouver in a 4-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night that moved the Canucks past Minnesota for first in the Northwest Division.
Chris Higgins put together one of his best seasons as a pro in 2011-12, finishing with 43 points (18 G, 25 A) and a career-high plus-11 rating. If it werent for mysterious hand and foot infections that limited him to 71 games, Higgins might have challenged his personal best scoring mark of 52 points set back in 2007-2008. The infection wasnt a concern near the end of the regular season, as Higgins finished strong with 12 points in the final 18 games. Vancouver didnt bring in any help for their top two lines, so Higgins could get a long look with American teammates Ryan Kesler and David Booth on the Canucks second line, but even if he doesnt stick in the top six, he should be a lock for third-line duty. (Updated 8/14/12)