Baertschi scored his second goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Senators. Baertschi is finding ways to produce of late, racking up two goals and four points in his last five games. While the 23-year-old is showing off his offensive potential, he's averaged just 11:07 of ice time this season and has been credited with just 17 shots on goal, so it's hard to see him racking up a ton of goals. With seven points and a plus-3 rating in 14 games on the year, though, Baertschi is showing he can produce offense, so if his minutes increase, he could be worth adding in some deeper leagues.
Baertschi tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's loss to the Devils. A healthy scratch two games earlier, Baertschi had his best game of the season Sunday, as he netted his first goal of the year and saw some ice time on the power play. Despite that, the 23-year-old only skated for 8:52 and has been largely reduced to a limited role for much of the season.
Baertschi will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night if Chris Higgins returns from a foot injury, as expected. Baertschi was on the ice for 12:43 in Monday's contest against the Flyers, notching a secondary assist in the 4-1 win. Someone has to draw the short straw with Higgins returning, however, one has to wonder when Baertschi, a first-round draft pick by the Flames in 2011 will finally get meaningful minutes in the NHL. The sniper has only made 79 career appearances between the Flames and Canucks since entering the league in 2011-12.
Sven Baertschi logged an assist in Sunday's preseason finale against the Oilers. He finishes the preseason with five assists in six games.
Sven Baertschi signed a one-year (one-way), $900,000 contract with the Canucks on Tuesday, Sportsnet's Irfaan Gaffar reports.
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