Baertschi lit the lamp twice Thursday, but it wasn't enough in a 4-3 overtime loss to Arizona. This isn't how it's supposed to go for the Canucks. Baertschi is their assist man, not their goal scorer, and when he's scoring goals, things have either gone really well or really far off-script. Don't count on these types of nights moving forward from Baertschi, but know that his assists occasionally make up for his general lack of goals.
Coach Travis Green indicated Saturday that Baertschi (concussion) is ready to return to the lineup against the Flames, Baertschi was considered a game-day decision for Saturday's matchup, but he must be doing well enough to give it a go after more than a month on the sidelines. Baertschi got off to a good start to begin the campaign, notching six points in his first 10 games, and will look to pick up where he left off now that the winger is healthy again.
Coach Travis Green indicated Friday that Baertschi (concussion) could return Saturday against the Flames. "We'll see how they (Baertschi and Troy Stecher) feel in the morning," said Green. Baertschi was ruled out for the first game after the holiday break Thursday, but it appears he's finally on the cusp of a return. His activation from injured reserve will be required before the burgeoning winger can play, so look for word on that front.
Baertschi (concussion) will not be in action against the Oilers on Thursday. Baertschi -- along with Brandon Sutter (shoulder) and Troy Stecher (concussion) -- is reportedly getting close to returning, but coach Travis Green didn't provide a specific timeline for when the trio of injured players might be ready. Baertschi has been out of the lineup since Oct. 24 and will miss his 30th consecutive game due to his concussion.
Baertschi (concussion) won't return to the lineup prior to the Christmas break, as coach Travis Green told reporters, "I don't expect him to play in the next week before the break." Baertschi hasn't played since Oct. 24, a stretch of 26 games on the sidelines, and will miss a minimum of the Canucks' next three contests. The fact that the team considers him day-to-day is certainly a good sign, but no firm timeline of when he might be available has been announced, so fantasy owners will have to take a wait and see approach.
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