News:Eddie Lack underwent successful hip surgery Tuesday, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis:Eddie Lack is expected to make a full recovery in six months. The Canucks' top goalie prospect had been sidelined since late November with groin and hip-related injuries. This obviously takes Lack out of the running for a backup gig for the Canucks this year, but he should recover in time to be in the mix next season if the team moves Roberto Luongo.
News:Eddie Lack, who's playing for Chicago of the AHL, continues to be sidelined with a groin injury, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis:Eddie Lack has been sidelined since Nov. 27. He was originally expected to be in the running for the Canucks' backup job if the team traded away Roberto Luongo, but Lack will now have an uphill battle should that scenario arise.
News:Eddie Lack re-signed with the Canucks on Monday, the team's official page reports.
Analysis: The Swedish native recorded a 2.31 GAA in 46 games with AHL Chicago last season. He could be in the mix for the Canucks' backup goalie job in 2012-13.
News: The Canucks made a qualifying offer to Eddie Lack on Monday, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis:Eddie Lack, who's a restricted free agent, could be in the mix for backup duties in 2012-13 if the Canucks trade Roberto Luongo. The 24-year-old netminder was 28-21-7 with a 2.26 goals-against average and .926 save percentage for Chicago of the AHL last season.
News:Eddie Lack could serve as the Canucks' backup netminder in 2012-13 if Roberto Luongo is traded this offseason, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis:Eddie Lack was solid for Chicago of the AHL this season, going 21-20-3 with a 2.31 goals-against average and .925 save percentage. The 24-year-old has done nothing but impress since coming over from Sweden prior to the 2010-11 season, and the Canucks' brass firmly believe he has a future at the NHL level. If he ends up with the Canucks, Lack would take on a similar role to the one Cory Schneider held these past two seasons. Of course, Lack's status for the 2012-13 season hinges on the Canucks moving Luongo and not pursuing a veteran backup for Schneider on the free-agent market, so we may not know his status until camp opens next year.
News:Eddie Lack has posted to shutouts over his past six starts for Chicago of the AHL.
Analysis: Over that stretch, Eddie Lack is 5-1-0 with a 1.32 goals-against average and .958 save percentage. Lack is just 14-12-3 on the season, so it's nice to see him turn things around. If the Canucks opt to trade Cory Schneider before the trade deadline, there's a good chance Lack would take over backup duties in Vancouver.
News: Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said Eddie Lack would most likely be recalled from Chicago of the AHL for Sunday's tilt against the Senators, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Like earlier in the week, Eddie Lack's promotion would likely be for just one game to serve as Cory Schneider's backup. Lack remains a solid prospect, but he doesn't have an immediate future in Vancouver with both Roberto Luongo (upper body) and Schneider around.
News: The Canucks re-assigned Eddie Lack to Chicago of the AHL on Thursday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Eddie Lack served as backup to Cory Schneider for one game in his brief promotion. This is good news for Roberto Luongo owners as it indicates the star netminder will be ready for action soon.
News: The Canucks recalled Eddie Lack from Chicago of the AHL on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: With Roberto Luongo nursing an upper-body injury, the Canucks summoned Eddie Lack to provide extra goaltending depth. Lack is a solid prospect who has dominated the AHL this year and last, but he probably won't get much playing time this go-round. Look for Cory Schneider to get most of the starts if Luongo misses any game action.
News:Eddie Lack was assigned to Chicago of the AHL on Friday, the Canucks' official site reports.
Analysis:Eddie Lack has already dominated the AHL, but with Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider manning the pipes in Vancouver, he'll have to spend another year in the minors.
News:Eddie Lack stopped all 10 shots he faced in Thursday's 2-1 preseason win over the Oilers.
Analysis:Eddie Lack continues to show the Canucks have a capable backup in waiting should the team decide to trade Cory Schneider. It might not happen this year, but don't be surprised if Lack eventually takes over as the No. 1 handcuff to Roberto Luongo.
News: Coming off a breakout campaign with Manitoba of the AHL, Eddie Lack will be an option at backup goalie when/if the Canucks decide to trade Cory Schneider, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis:Eddie Lack was 28-21-4 with a 2.26 goals-against average and .926 save percentage in 53 appearances for the Moose last season. The 23-year-old Swede has done nothing but impress since coming over to this side of the pond and should find himself in the NHL before too long. Unfortunately, like Schneider, Lack's fantasy value will be somewhat limit while backing up Roberto Luongo.