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    Vancouver Canucks' Jacob Markstrom Gets timetable adjustment

    Markstrom (lower back) will now receive re-evaluation within the week before the team makes any further decisions, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.Marstrom was expected to be out for three weeks, but the revised timetable leaves that a bit more cloudy. Another update should come following his re-evaluation, at which point a new timetable will likely be set.

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    Vancouver Canucks' Jacob Markstrom Out at least three weeks

    Markstrom (lower body) is expected to be out for at least three weeks, Sportsnet's John Shannon reports.Given that timetable, Markstrom's next chance to join the Canucks' lineup would come on Oct. 30 against the Canucks. That's a best case scenario, however, and it's much more likely that the 25-year-old netminder will start a few contests with AHL Utica before returning to Vancouver as Ryan Miller's backup. Richard Bachman will serve as Miller's backup in Markstrom's absence.

  • Sustains lower-body injury

    News: Jacob Markstrom has sustained an injury to his lower body that will require further evaluation Wednesday, according to Canucks GM Jim Benning.
    Analysis: In a corresponding move, the Canucks have recalled goalie Richard Bachman from AHL Utica in order to serve as the backup goalie to Ryan Miller in Wednesday's season opener against the Flames. As for Jacob Markstrom, the team should release more information about his status following the evaluation period, but he can be considered day-to-day until more concrete details are revealed.
  • Makes 21 saves in win

    News: Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 of 23 shots in Thursday's preseason win over the Oilers.
    Analysis: Another strong outing from Jacob Markstrom, who is sporting an impressive .962 save percentage in the 2015 NHL preseason. If the 25-year-old can continue his strong play into the regular season, it's very possible he could steal crease time from the veteran Ryan Miller. Markstrom is currently seen as the Canucks' backup right now, but he could take on a larger role as the season wears on. He's definitely one to keep an eye on.
  • Pitches 32-Save shutout

    News: Jacob Markstrom stopped all 32 shots he faced in Monday's 1-0 preseason win over Arizona.
    Analysis: An outstanding showing from Jacob Markstrom, who has been excellent in the 2015 preseason thus far. The 25-year-old has appeared in three games, stopping 55 of 56 shots -- good for a .982 save percentage. The Swedish netminder enters the season as the backup to Ryan Miller, but he's coming off a superb season with AHL Utica and could challenge the veteran for crease time in 2015-16. Miller has struggled in the preseason so far, posting a .829 save percentage, and while he may still be considered a reliable workhorse, the 35-year-old is no longer one of the top goaltenders in the NHL. If the former Sabre struggles early on, Markstrom could see some starts and potentially grow into a larger role with Vancouver. Markstrom may be entering the season as the backup, but he could end up taking over the Canucks' crease and turning into a fantasy steal.
  • Canucks Ink Markstrom To Two-Year Extension

    News: Jacob Markstrom re-signed Monday with the Canucks on a two-year, $3.1 million contract.
    Analysis: As was intimated by the trade of Eddie Lack to the Hurricanes over the weekend, Jacob Markstrom will be locked in as the Canucks' backup goalie behind Ryan Miller to start the season. The 25-year-old faltered in his three appearances with the Canucks last season, posting a 3.08 GAA and .879 save percentage, but he was among the top goalies in the minor-league ranks. He submitted a 22-7-2 record, 1.88 GAA, and .934 save percentage over 32 games for AHL Utica.
  • Canucks' Markstrom Positioned For Backup Duties

    News: Following Saturday's trade of Eddie Lack to the Hurricanes, Jacob Markstrom appears in line to serve as the understudy to Ryan Miller during the upcoming season, Sportsnet.ca's Chris Johnston reports.
    Analysis: The Canucks were widely expected to deal one of Lack or Jacob Markstrom this summer, and it looks like they've opted to keep the more youthful, albeit less experienced of the two netminders. Once a prized goaltending prospect in the Panthers organization, Markstrom's luster has dimmed the last two years, but he showed in the AHL during the past season that he still possesses plenty of potential. In addition to submitting a 1.88 GAA and .934 save percentage for Utica during the regular season, Markstrom led the AHL squad to the Calder Cup Finals, showing that he's probably ready for a new test. While Markstrom's previous trials in the NHL haven't gone well, the Canucks appear confident the 25-year-old has matured enough during his time in the minors to emerge as a serviceable backup option. He's unlikely to see much time behind Ryan Miller in 2015-16, but if he fares well in the opportunities he does receive, Markstrom could be viewed as the Canucks' long-term successor in net.
  • Canucks Send Down Markstrom

    News: Jacob Markstrom was reassigned to AHL Utica on Thursday, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.
    Analysis: With Ryan Miller (knee) healthy enough to back up Eddie Lack for Thursday's game against the Coyotes following a six-week absence, Jacob Markstrom will head back to the minors to see more frequent duty. Markstrom didn't receive much use during his stay with the big club, posting a 1-1-0 record, 3.08 GAA, and .879 save percentage over his three appearances.
  • Canucks' Markstrom Makes 26 Saves In Win

    News: Jacob Markstrom stopped 26 of 27 shots in Sunday's win over the Coyotes.
    Analysis: A great performance from Jacob Markstrom, who was making his first start since early-March. With Ryan Miller (knee) sidelined, Markstrom has taken on the backup role behind Eddie Lack. While the 25-year-old likely won't see much more action this season, he's been dominating in the AHL and could be one to keep an eye on in the coming years.
  • Canucks' Markstrom Slated To Play Sunday

    News: Jacob Markstrom is slated to start Sunday's road game against the Coyotes.
    Analysis: Recalled by the Canucks in late February in the wake of Ryan Miller's long-term knee injury, Jacob Markstrom made just his second appearance in a little less than a month Thursday against the Blue Jackets, stopping both shots he faced while relieving a struggling Eddie Lack in the team's 5-2 loss. The outing was one of Lack's worst efforts of the season, but it won't do much to loosen his grip on the regular starting gig, as he's been mostly dependable since filling in for Miller. As a result, expect Markstrom's workload to remain minimal the rest of the way, as Sunday's starting appointment looks to be only a measure to get Lack some rest during the Canucks' weekend back-to-back set. While Markstrom's season-long value is thus limited, the 25-year-old should at least make for an appealing streaming option, given that the Coyotes currently sit 29th in the league in goals per game.