Canucks’ Roussel to make season debut vs. Senators on Tuesday

Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel (26) celebrates a goal against Edmonton Oilers' goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) during first period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday December 27, 2018. (Jason Franson/CP)

Antoine Roussel will make his season debut in his return from reconstructive knee surgery as the Vancouver Canucks host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

Roussel, 30, was recalled from a conditioning stint with the AHL’s Utica Comets on Sunday. He notched an assist in two games with the Canucks’ minor-league affiliate.

He had 31 points in 65 games with the Canucks last season, his first in Vancouver after signing a four-year, $12-million deal during the 2018 off-season.

Roussel tore the ACL in his right knee after a collision with the New York Rangers’ Brendan Lemieux during a game last March.

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