As the Vancouver Canucks prepare to wrap up their road trip against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, the club has announced that it has initiated an independent investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Jake Virtanen.
Home from a disappointing four-game road trip, the Vancouver Canucks will try to keep their faint playoff hopes alive as they host the Edmonton Oilers for back-to-back games on Monday and Tuesday.
The Vancouver Canucks dropped a sixth-straight game on Tuesday night, but defenseman Jack Rathbone impressed in his NHL debut. On Tuesday, the Canucks also announced their intention to relocate their AHL affiliate from Utica, New York, to Abbotsford, B.C., for the 2021-22 season.
With four goals in the first 12:22 of the game, the Vancouver Canucks road the first career goal from rookie Jack Rathbone and the first of the year from veteran Travis Hamonic to their first win in seven games as they knocked off the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
With seven games to go, the Vancouver Canucks have gotten offensive contributions from some of their secondary scorers over the last two games. Call-ups Jonah Gadjovich and Will Lockwood look set to get their chances, also, before the season wraps up.
Rookie Nils Hoglander led the way with his 11th and 12th goals of the season as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Monday night. But despite the win, the Canucks were officially eliminated from the playoffs as the Montreal Canadiens picked up a point in their overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers.