Will Luc get lucky?

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 9:16 AM ET

Should Luc stay or should he go?

If he goes it could be trouble. If he stays it could cost double.

Vancouver Canucks' rookie defenceman Luc Bourdon has played nine games. NHL contract rules mean general manager Dave Nonis must decide whether to play him and pay him the rest of the season or send him back to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for more seasoning.

Canucks need Bourdon in the short term because of injuries to Willie Mitchell (concussion) and Sami Salo (knee), unless Nonis finds a worthy veteran to strengthen the blueline.

Head coach Alain Vigneault has used him sparingly. New Brunswicker Bourdon, the club's first-round draft pick in 2005, has no points and is averaging just eight minutes and 50 seconds action per game.


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