Hughes has 53 points in 68 games this season. The offensively-gifted defenseman has been a key addition to the Canucks blue line. Hughes leads all rookies in scoring and is tied for fourth among scoring among all NHL blueliners.
Hughes recorded an assist, two shots on net and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Islanders. Hughes has just two assists through five games in March -- that's an unusually quiet run from the 20-year-old defenseman. He's up to 53 points (eight goals, 45 helpers), 126 shots and a minus-11 rating in 68 contests.
Hughes (undisclosed) recorded a power-play assist and two PIM in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Coyotes. Hughes was initially a game-time decision for Wednesday's contest, but he played 22:53 and contributed the secondary helper on Tyler Toffoli's third-period tally. The 20-year-old defenseman has 52 points, including a team-leading 25 on the power play. He's added 123 shots and a minus-10 rating through 65 appearances in his rookie year.
Hughes (undisclosed) took line rushes in pregame warmups, indicating he will return to the lineup Wednesday versus the Coyotes, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports. Hughes ultimately won't have to miss any time after missing practice Tuesday. Head coach Travis Green said Hughes is banged up, but it's not serious enough to keep the rookie blueliner out of games. Expect him to continue to serve in a top-four role on defense.
Hughes (undisclosed) will be a game-time call versus Arizona on Wednesday. Hughes remains atop the list of Calder Trophy candidates with 51 points in 64 contests. The 19-year-old blueliner will need to continue to produce if he is going to stave off Colorado's Cale Makar (upper body) for the rookie points lead. Once cleared to play, Hughes' return to the lineup figures to lower Oscar Fantenberg's minutes.
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