Canucks recall defenceman Sautner from Utica

Vancouver Canucks president Trevor Linden sits down with Cassie Campbell-Pascall to talk about the Canucks thrilling overtime win against the Edmonton Oilers.

The Vancouver Canucks recalled defenceman Ashton Sautner from the AHL’s Utica Comets on Sunday.

The Flin Flon, Man. native was signed as an undrafted free agent to a three-year entry-level deal in March after playing four seasons with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League, winning a Memorial Cup in 2014.

He has eight points (3G, 5A) in 19 games with the Comets this year.

The Canucks were missing three defencemen in last night’s overtime win against the Edmonton Oilers. Luca Sbisa and Dan Hamhuis are on injured reserve, while Chris Tanev is day-to-day after blocking a shot with his foot.

Rookie Andrey Pedan played 10:43, considerably less than the next closest defenceman, Ben Hutton, who played 18:34.

Vancouver’s next game is Monday night against the Los Angeles Kings. If Sautner is in the lineup, he will be making his NHL debut.

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