• Skates with Pascal Dupuis against Habs

    News: Nick Bonino skated with Pascal Dupuis in his return from illness Monday.
    Analysis: Coach Mike Johnston likes to pair potential linemates together and it appears Nick Bonino and Dupuis might start the season on Pittsburgh's third line. Bonino collected 15 goals and 39 points in 75 games for Vancouver last year after spending five seasons with Anaheim.
  • Pens' Bonino Returns To Practice

    News: Nick Bonino returned to practice Monday, and will play in Monday's preseason contest against the Canadiens.
    Analysis: Nick Bonino was held out of the Penguins' last few practices with an illness, so it's encouraging to see that he was able to make his return to action on Monday. He is expected to return to a bottom-six role with Pittsburgh this season.
  • Canucks Send Bonino To Pittsburgh

    News: Nick Bonino was traded to the Penguins on Tuesday.
    Analysis: The Canucks will send Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening, and a 2016 second-round pick to the Penguins in exchange for Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick. Bonino had 15 goals and 24 assists in 75 contests for Vancouver in 2015, and he tallied a goal and a pair of assists in six playoff games. He'll likely be plugged in as the Penguins' third-line center, assuming Sutter's old spot.
  • Canucks' Bonino Helps Out In Loss

    News: Nick Bonino collected an assist in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Flames.
    Analysis: Nick Bonino has supplied a helper in four of his last five games. That kind of secondary scoring has been an important development for the Canucks during the postseason, but the team desperately needs its top-line stars -- Daniel and Henrik Sedin -- to step up their production (combined two points in three games) if it hopes to avoid an early elimination.
  • Five Points In Three Games For Canucks' Bonino

    News: Nick Bonino picked up two assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over Nashville.
    Analysis: That's points in three straight for Nick Bonino, who's got five in all -- two goals, three assists -- in that span. He's going to fall a ways short of last year's 49 points -- he's got 39 with five games left -- not to mention last season's 20 power-play points, but Bonino has retained some value for owners in deeper formats in his first season with Vancouver.
  • Canucks' Bonino Nets Two Points In Loss

    News: Nick Bonino scored his 14th goal of the season and had an assist in Saturday's loss to the Stars.
    Analysis: Nick Bonino has been producing steadily of late, notching three goals and nine points in his last 15 games. Skating on a line with Radim Vrbata and seeing second-unit power-play time, Bonino now has 34 points in 68 games on the season. He's isn't tearing it up, but his consistent production makes him worth a nab in deeper leagues, as these final games for the Canucks are must-wins.
  • Canucks' Bonino Pots 13th Goal

    News: Nick Bonino netted his 13th goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Kings.
    Analysis: That's six points in 11 games for Nick Bonino, who is up to 31 points in 64 games on the season. While he's been a disappointment after a hot start to the season, he's playing on a line with Radim Vrbata and remains a solid contributing scorer. Although he likely won't reach 22 goals as he did last season with Anaheim, Bonino has been a key playoff performer these past two seasons, so if the Canucks make the postseason, the 26-year-old is one to watch.
  • Canucks' Bonino Ready To Play Monday

    News: Nick Bonino is dealing with an undisclosed injury, but believes he should be good to go Monday against the Ducks. However, he noted that the lineup decisions are up to coach Willie Desjardins.
    Analysis: The origin of Nick Bonino's injury is unclear, but it appears he feels good enough to go if called upon. The official lineup will likely come out nearer to the opening face-off at which point it will be revealed whether or not Bonino will play.
  • Canucks' Bonino Collects Assist In Win

    News: Nick Bonino picked up an assist in Saturday's win over the Sharks.
    Analysis: That's four points in five games for Nick Bonino, who has looked good in six games since returning from a foot injury. Currently skating on a line with Radim Vrbata, the 26-year-old now has 12 goals and 29 points in 58 games on the season. While he's been inconsistent, Bonino appears to be finding a groove and is a solid contributing scorer.
  • Canucks Activate Bonino

    News: Nick Bonino (foot) was activated from injured reserve and is expected to play Tuesday against the Bruins.
    Analysis: Nick Bonino took part in the Canucks' morning skate and is on track to reclaim a second-line role next to Shawn Matthias and Radim Vrbata. The center recorded 11 goals and 14 assists in 52 games before suffering the injury in a Feb. 9 match against the Wild.