...and here's where we stand with the Canucks.
1. Cody Hodgson and Eddie Lack are still with the team for financial reasons (if you're a cap sleuth, then you know the devil is in the details). Both are probable to be heading to Manitoba sometime tomorrow along with perhaps Cory Schneider in another money-saving move.
2. As reported yesterday, Joel Perrault is on waivers and likely heading to Manitoba too. His one-way deal means the Moose pick up his salary.
3. Unless the brass does a 180 on Hodgson, that leaves the final roster spot up front up for grabs between Jeff Tambellini and Peter Schaefer.
Again, a decision likely today or tomorrow. UPDATE: Tambellini hits the waivers. Odd considering his preseason play. No word yet on Schaefer.
4. On the back-end - and as discussed in the comments yesterday - AV has opted to open the season with Bieksa and Hamhuis as the top defensive pairing. So for now Saturday night's roster looks like:
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Mikael Samuelsson
Mason Raymond - Ryan Kesler - Raffi Torres
Jannik Hansen - Manny Malhotra -
Tanner Glass - Alexandre Bolduc -Guillaume Desbiens
Kevin Bieksa - Dan Hamhuis
Christian Ehrhoff - Alexander Edler
Andrew Alberts -
5. Last, but not least, there's no update on Bob's groin but nothing to suggest he won't be ready to go.