Sbisa (illness) told reporters he would suit up against Detroit on Tuesday, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports. With several teammates also out of the lineup, Sbisa attempted to give it a go Saturday but was forced out of action after logging just 13:04 of ice time versus San Jose. Even when healthy, the blueliner's contributions aren't showing up on the scoresheet has he has failed to tally a point in 12 straight outings and has a mere two goals and 10 assists on the year.
Sbisa (illness) left Saturday's game against the Sharks due to an illness, Farhan Lalji of TSN.ca reports. The good news for Sbisa is that doctors said the illness is not connected to mumps and the veteran has totally different symptoms. Mumps have run rampant through the Canucks locker room this week, sacking a few players in the process.
Sbisa scored a goal with a plus-1 in Friday's 2-1 win against the Panthers. Sbisa has just two goals and 11 points with a plus-8 this season, but he can help fantasy owners in deeper rotisserie pools in the hits (78) and blocked shots (71) categories. He is not a recommended option in most standard formats, however.
Sbisa earned a pair of assists in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. Sbisa was the lone bright spot in an embarrassing 7-2 home loss to the visiting Blueshirts, who went bananas for four goals on seven shots in the third period. He doesn't factor much into anything fantasy related very often, as his two assists tripled his point output to three in 17 games this season to go with minimal shots (six), PIM (eight), hits (27) and blocked shots (26).
Sbisa (upper body) will play for Team Europe in the World Cup of Hockey, Sean Leahy of Yahoo! Sports reports. Sbisa, who missed the final 41 games last season due to an upper-body injury, will get an opportunity to show how healthy he is and to work off any accumulated offseason rust before the Canucks open training camp. The 26-year-old defenseman netted two goals and dished out six assists in his 2015-16 injury-shortened campaign.
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