Ice time scarce for ex-captain

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 12:05 PM ET

Of the Vancouver Canucks who have played double-digits games, Trevor Linden was the only player before last night who wasn’t averaging 10 minutes or more per game on ice.

Linden had been on ice an average 9:54 per game. His power play workload has been minimal – a total 39 seconds so far this season. The 36-year-old from Medicine Hat is in his 18th season after signing a oneyear deal.

At the other end of the spectrum, Mattias Ohlund is the workhorse. The Canucks’ blueline general logged 25:07 per game for a total of 301:30 – which is more than five entire regulation games amid the first dozen of the season.

Twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin are separable after all. Henrik has marginally more ice time at 18:40 per game versus Daniel’s 18:22. That’s added up to an edge of almost four minutes for Henrik.

Kevin Bieksa and Jan Bulis are warming the penalty box seats more than any of their teammates.

Bieksa had 20 penalty minutes in the first dozen games, including five minor and two major penalties. Bulis was just two minutes behind at 18. All of his citations were for minor infractions.


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