Canucks recall defenseman Sanguinetti from Utica

The Vancouver Canucks have recalled defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti from the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets.

Sanguinetti, 26, has eight goals and 17 points in 27 AHL games this season.

According to Steve Ewen of The Vancouver Province, Sanguinetti isn’t expected to play tonight when the Canucks visit the Anaheim Ducks or Tuesday night in San Jose.

Sanguinetti’s recall is more of an insurance as the club had just six healthy defenseman on the roster with Dan Hamhuis (groin) still out.

It’s the second time this season Sanguinetti has been recalled. He got the call from the Canucks on Nov. 13, but reassigned Nov. 15 before playing in a game.

Originally the New York Rangers first-round selection (21st overall) in 2006, Sanguinetti has appeared in 45 career NHL games with the Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes where he has two goals and six points.

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