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Miller headed back to Vancouver for MRI; Sestito won’t play for rest of season (Updated)


A couple of Canucks notes this Monday morning:

— Goalie Ryan Miller, injured in yesterday’s game on Long Island, is on his way back to Vancouver for an MRI, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. Miller’s agent, Mike Liut, apparently thinks his client could be out a few weeks, based on how he left the ice. The Canucks are expected to recall Jacob Markstrom from AHL Utica to serve as Eddie Lack’s backup.

Miller was limping “badly” after yesterday’s game, per The Province.

The newspaper also notes, “Markstrom can play 10 games, or stay with the club for 30 days, whichever comes first, without having to clear waivers on his way back to the AHL.”

Markstrom has an impressive .932 save percentage with the Comets.

— The Canucks also announced today that forward Tom Sestito will not play for either Vancouver or Utica for the remainder of this season.

“Sestito will workout on his own and will continue to receive his salary while the Canucks work to identify a new club where he can continue his career,” read the statement.

Sestito played 10 games for the Comets after being waived by the Canucks, scoring once with no assists.


Related: Sestito sounds off, says he ‘hasn’t been given a fair shake’ in Vancouver

Video: Ryan Miller injured during collision with teammate


The Vancouver Canucks could have a worrisome injury on their hands, as Ryan Miller suffered a lower-body injury colliding with teammate Jannik Hansen during Sunday’s game against the New York Islanders:

No word yet on how serious it is, but Miller was replaced by Eddie Lack at least early on. The Canucks couldn’t help but joke about injury issues:

What would that make the Columbus Blue Jackets’ injury bug, then?

Update: Miller and Lack ultimately combined for a shutout in a 4-0 win.

The latest word on Miller isn’t so positive, however:

Goalie nods: Canadian Olympians square off as Price faces Luongo in Montreal

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A couple of Olympic gold-medal winners will be between the pipes tonight in Montreal, where the Canadiens’ Carey Price will be staring down the Bell Centre ice at the Panthers’ Roberto Luongo.

Both Canadian netminders are enjoying excellent seasons. Price is a serious Hart Trophy candidate, while Luongo has helped keep Florida in the playoff race with a .920 save percentage in 46 appearances.

With a win, the Panthers would move to within one point of the Bruins for the final wild-card spot in the East.

So let’s hear those “Go Habs Go” chants, Boston sports fans!


Jaroslav Halak will look to rebound from a shaky performance versus the Rangers when the Islanders host the Predators, who are likely to go with Pekka Rinne.

Cam Talbot for the Rangers versus Ryan Miller for the Canucks.

Curtis McElhinney for the Blue Jackets versus Marc-Andre Fleury for the Penguins.

Ondrej Pavelec will see his first action in a week when the Jets visit Washington to take on Braden Holtby and the Capitals.

Michal Neuvirth for the Sabres versus Ray Emery for the Flyers.

Antti Niemi for the Sharks versus Kari Lehtonen (likely) for the Stars.

Goalie Nods: Howard returns for Detroit

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Howard returns from groin injury

Jimmy Howard will make his first start since Jan. 10 tonight when the Detroit Red Wings play host to the Winnipeg Jets. Howard missed 10 games with a groin injury. He made four saves in relief of Petr Mrazec on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. Howard is 16-7-7 with a 2.09 G.A.A. and a .920 save percentage this season.

Michael Hutchinson is expected to start for the Jets.


Maple Leafs at Canadiens: Jonathan Bernier vs. Carey Price

Blue Jackets at Islanders: Anton Forsberg vs. Jaroslav Halak

Rangers at Coyotes: Cam Talbot vs. Mike Smith

Hurricanes at Wild: Anton Khudobin vs. Devan Dubnyk

Devils at Predators: Cory Schneider vs. Pekka Rinne

Stars at Avalanche: Jhonas Enroth vs. Semyon Varlamov

Canucks at Flames: Ryan Miller vs. Karri Ramo

Capitals at Kings: Braden Holtby vs. Jonathan Quick

Goalie nods: Stars go with Lehtonen versus Florida, Enroth ‘likely’ to play tomorrow

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News and notes from around the crease…

His name is Jhonas

Kari Lehtonen will begin life on a short leash tonight against Florida — he’ll start against the Panthers, but will have newly acquired backup Jhonas Enroth on the bench for the first time since GM Jim Nill acquired him from Buffalo on Wednesday.

Lehtonen, who has been criticized this year for his uneven play, is 4-2-1 with a 2.70 GAA and .916 save percentage since the All-Star break — decent numbers, but hardly the type Dallas needs as it looks to get back into a playoff position.

Per Stars head coach Lindy Ruff, Enroth will “likely” play at some point this weekend. Based on that, he’ll probably be in goal tomorrow when Dallas takes on the Avs in Colorado.

For Florida, sounds like Al Montoya is likely for tonight’s affair.


Flyers at Jackets: Ray Emery vs. Curtis McElhinney

Devils at ‘Hawks: Cory Schneider vs. Corey Crawford

Sharks at Coyotes: Antti Niemi vs. Mike Smith

Bruins at Canucks: Ryan Miller for Vancouver, no word yet on a Bruins starter.