Subban was reassigned to AHL Utica on Wednesday, The 21-year-old defenseman will head back to the minor leagues without making his NHL debut. Subban was brought up as relief because of a mumps outbreak in the Canucks' locker room, but enough defensemen are healthy that there's no room for him in the rotation at this point.
Subban was recalled from AHL Utica on Friday, Sportsnet's John Shannon reports. The Canucks find themselves in a messy situation, as there are up to five players believed to be dealing with mumps. It's likely going to take some time for head coach Willie Desjardins to settle on an active lineup for Saturday's home showdown with the Sharks, and the chief bench boss undoubtedly will consider the fact that Subban has yet to make his NHL debut. In 46 games with the AHL's Comets this season, P.K. Subban's youngest brother managed 13 goals and 16 assists, albeit with a minus-10 rating.
Subban was reassigned to AHL Utica on Thursday. Despite his call-up last Thursday, Subban's NHL debut has been put on hold, despite lingering injuries to fellow defensemen Ben Hutton (hand) and Erik Gudbranson (wrist). He'll pick up where he left off with the Comets, having produced nine goals and 13 assists in 34 games this campaign.
Subban was recalled from AHL Utica on Tuesday. With the recent injury to Ben Hutton (hand) that will keep him out 3-to-6 weeks, the Canucks have decided to give Subban a try for the first time this season. The youngest Subban brother is known as an offensive-minded defenseman as his nine goals, 13 assists, and minus-5 rating in Utica will attest to. It'll be interesting to see how he adjusts to the speed of the NHL game if/when he's given the opportunity to crack the lineup.
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