The Canucks take to the ice tonight against the Ducks in as they attempt to secure a undefeated pre-season record. Alain Vigneault and his staff have reduced their roster to a total of 26 player with decisions forthcoming in the next 24 hours as to who's in and who's out.
Out of the line-up tonight are d-men Rob Davison and Lukas Krajieck along with forward Cody Hodgson, Matt Pettinger, Rick Rypien and Ryan Johnson. With the announcement of Hodgson signing earlier in the day and him not taking on the Ducks tonight it may be fair to assume that the 18 year-old has made enough of an impression to stick with the club, at least for the start of the season.
Canucks lost Nathan McIver to the Ducks yesterday as Brian Burke picked up the rugged defenceman off waivers. Also on the outside looking in are Nolan Baumgartner who has cleared waivers and is in Manitoba and Jeff Cowan who has also cleared waivers.
Something else to note going into tonight's contest is goaltender and captain Roberto Luongo has now painted a 'C' on the front of his mask.