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15 Brad Richardson C
Height/Weight: 5-11/191 | Birthdate: 2/4/1985 | Birthplace: Belleville, Ontario, Canada | Team: Vancouver Canucks | College: None | NHL Experience: 9 | Salary: $1,350,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
VAN

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4/28/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Ticketed For Ankle Surgery

News: Brad Richardson will undergo surgery to repair a fractured ankle next week, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 reports.
Analysis: Brad Richardson was able to suit up for the Canucks' final two games of their first-round series defeat to the Flames, but was consistently hobbled by the injured ankle during the second half of the season. The forward, who also will require a procedure to address ligament damage to the ankle, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The surgery shouldn't prevent him from being ready for the start of training camp with any organization he might join.

4/24/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Remains Game-Time Decision

News: Brad Richardson (undisclosed) will remain a game-time decision for Game 6 against the Flames on Saturday, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.
Analysis: Brad Richardson didn't skate Friday, but reports indicate that he escaped Game 5 without worsening his injury, so it will be surprising if he isn't able to suit up for Game 6. The Canucks will confirm his status prior to puck drop on Saturday.

4/23/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Expected To Play

News: Brad Richardson (undisclosed) is on the ice for pregame warmups, while Brandon McMillan is not, indicating that Richardson will play in Game 5 against the Flames on Thursday.
Analysis: Brad Richardson entered the contest a question mark after missing practice Wednesday and Game 4 as well. It appears the issue has subsided enough for him to return for Thursday's game as the Canucks look to avoid elimination.

4/23/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Iffy For Thursday

News: Brad Richardson (undisclosed) is a game-time decision for Thursday's contest against the Flames.
Analysis: Brad Richardson, who was on the ice for the Canucks' optional skate Thursday morning, missed Tuesday's Game 4 with an unspecified injury. Prior to that, he had racked up 15 PIM (all in Game 2 of the series) over the team's first three playoff contests.

4/23/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Misses Practice

News: Brad Richardson (undisclosed) was not present for practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Brad Richardson, who did not play in Tuesday's Game 4 against the Flames, thus looks iffy for Thursday's Game 5 in Vancouver as well, based on his absence from practice Wednesday.

4/21/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson A Surprise Scratch For Game 4

News: Brad Richardson will not play in Tuesday's Game 4 against the Flames, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.
Analysis: It wasn't known until warmups that Brad Richardson would be unavailable, but it looks like he'll be out along with Alex Burrows, who suffered a broken rib during the Canucks' morning skate. Richardson had been bothered by an ankle injury at the end of the regular season that cost him significant time, and though he was able to return for Game 1 of the postseason, it seems probable that he's still feeling the effects of the ailment. Linden Vey will replace him on the Canucks' third line.

4/15/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Set To Return For Game 1

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) is slated to return to the Vancouver lineup for Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against Calgary on Wednesday, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: Brad Richardson practiced for the second straight day Tuesday, skating on the Canucks' third line with Shawn Matthias and Derek Dorsett. The center has played just two games since mid-January while battling persistent problems with his ankle.

4/14/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Aiming For Wednesday

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) is aiming to return for Wednesday's game, but will wait to see how he feels Tuesday before making a decision.
Analysis: Brad Richardson, who hasn't played since mid-March, resumed practicing with the Canucks on Monday. He'll be reevaluated following Tuesday's session, at which point his status for Wednesday's matchup with the Flames should be updated.

4/9/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Skates On Own

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) was able to skate on his own Wednesday morning, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Analysis: Brad Richardson still has yet to resume practicing with the team, which makes it seems unlikely that he'll be able to play in the Canucks' final two regular-season contests. The first round of the playoffs probably represents a more realistic target for Richardson at this point.

4/7/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Not Practicing

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) has yet to resume practicing, Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: The Canucks previously were calling Brad Richardson day-to-day after he aggravated his bothersome ankle back on March 14. He spent considerable time on injured reserve with the same ailment prior to returning to the lineup, and at this point, it appears safe to say that he's out indefinitely. If he fails to demonstrate much progress in the near future, Richardson could be ruled out for the first round of the playoffs.

4/2/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson (Ankle) Likely Out Saturday

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) isn't expected to play Saturday against the Jets, Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reports.
Analysis: Brad Richardson remains sidelined with an ankle injury, and there's no indication of when the return will occur. With Saturday likely out of the picture, his next chance to return would come Monday against the Kings, though that can't be counted on either.

3/31/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Still Sidelined

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) won't play either Monday against the Blues or Tuesday against the Preds, the Province reports.
Analysis: Beyond that, Brad Richardson should be considered iffy, at best, for Thursday's contest against Chicago.

3/27/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Remains Questionable

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) participated in Thursday's morning skate, but remains questionable to play later in the evening against the Avalanche.
Analysis: Brad Richardson was able to practice with the team Wednesday as well, but with the center suggesting he'd likely be day-to-day for the remainder of the season, his availability may remain in question for any given night. That sort of unreliability makes it tough to justify rostering him, even in deeper formats.

3/26/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Not Playing Thursday

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) will not play Thursday against the Avalanche, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Brad Richardson was able to skate during the team's optional session, but it looks like he'll receive further time off to recover from the ankle injury. He remains day-to-day.

3/26/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Could Be Slowed Rest Of Season

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) could be limited by his injury for the remainder of the season.
Analysis: Brad Richardson said he tweaked his ankle a week ago against the Jets and is viewing himself as day-to-day on an ongoing basis the rest of the way. While he was able to practice Wednesday, Richardson said that the inability to control his movements during games can present issues. He's been forced to sit out the last four games as a result, and there's no indication when he might draw back in. It could happen as early as Thursday against the Avalanche if Richardson indicates he feels comfortable enough his ankle during the Canucks' morning skate to give it a go later that evening.

3/24/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Out Again Tuesday

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Jets, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Brad Richardson was able to take part in the Canucks' morning skate, but is apparently still fighting the ankle injury a bit. As a result, he'll sit out his fourth straight game, with Linden Vey centering the Canucks' third line in his stead.

3/21/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks Rule Richardson Out For Road Trip

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) has been ruled out for the Canucks' two-game road trip over the weekend.
Analysis: With Brad Richardson limited to skating on his own prior to Friday's practice, the Canucks determined he wouldn't be fit to play over the next couple of days. Richardson should continue to work out on his own back in Vancouver in preparation for a possible return to the lineup Tuesday against the Jets.

3/20/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson May Not Go On Road Trip

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) was able to skate under the evaluation of the Canucks' skills coach prior to Friday's practice.
Analysis: The ankle injury forced Brad Richardson out of Thursday's loss to the Blue Jackets, and it looks like it could cost him some additional time. Since he hasn't resumed practicing with the full squad, Richardson's chances of traveling with the Canucks for their two-game road trip over the weekend appear questionable at best. Coach Willie Desjardins should confirm as much before the team departs to Los Angeles for the first game of the trip.

3/20/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson: Game-Time Call Thursday

News: Brad Richardson missed the Canucks' morning skate with an ankle injury and is a game-time decision for Thursday's tilt with the Blue Jackets, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: It sounds like Brad Richardson might have aggravated the ankle injury that cost him 24 games prior to his return to the lineup Saturday. The third-line center has played effectively in his first two games back, picking up an assist in both matches. The Canucks will see if Richardson can make enough progress over the afternoon to suit up against the Blue Jackets, but it seems likely that he could sit out as a precaution if nothing else. Linden Vey would enter the lineup in the event Richardson is ruled out.

3/19/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Out Thursday

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) was not on the ice for warmups, meaning he will miss Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Brad Richardson was considered a game-time call after what sounded like an aggravation of the ankle injury that sent him to injured reserve. His next chance to return will come Saturday against the Kings.

3/14/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks Activate Richardson From IR

News: Brad Richardson (foot/ankle) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, signaling that he'll play later in the evening against the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Brad Richardson has been out since January with the lower-body injury, missing the Canucks' last 24 games as a result. However, he resumed practicing in full Wednesday and centered the Canucks' third line at Friday's practice, an indication he's ready to go after a lengthy absence. Richardson's return will put the team's forward ranks at full strength entering the stretch run of the season.

3/14/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Expected To Return Saturday

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) expects to play Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Brad Richardson has been out since late January due to an ankle injury, but has made strides over the past week to return to the ice soon. That could come as early as Saturday, when Richardson would certainly be welcomed back into the Canucks' lineup. While at the moment he expects to be ready, Richardson's status probably won't be confirmed one way or the other until closer to game time Saturday.

3/11/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Gets In Full Practice

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) logged a full practice Wednesday, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Brad Richardson didn't skate as part of a regular line during the session, so it wouldn't appear likely that he'll play Thursday against the Kings. Nonetheless, Richardson's participation in practice at least positions him one step closer to a return, though a definite date hasn't been established yet.

3/10/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks's Richardson Continues Skating

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) skated before Monday's team skate, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Brad Richardson has been sidelined since early January with an ankle injury, and while his ability to continue skating is an encouraging sign, he'll likely need to get a few practices with the team under his belt before he returns. The team has not provided a timetable for the 30-year-old, but he's likely at least a week away from game action.

2/25/2015

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Brad Richardson

Canucks' Richardson Resumes Skating Wednesday

News: Brad Richardson (ankle) resumed skating back in Vancouver on Wednesday, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 AM reports.
Analysis: Brad Richardson, who hasn't played since Jan. 16 due to the injury, is probably more than a week away from returning to action. Until he starts practicing with the rest of the team's healthy forwards, Richardson shouldn't be viewed as close to being activated from IR.