Canucks dig into Manitoba farm for help

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 10:20 AM ET

Defenceman Yannick Tremblay is poised to make his Vancouver Canucks debut tomorrow night when the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes visit.

Tremblay was promoted yesterday from the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose to replace the injured Sami Salo.

The 31-year-old Tremblay has three power-play goals and three assists in nine Moose games.

The former Toronto Maple Leaf and Atlanta Thrasher signed as a free agent with Vancouver last July.

He hasn't seen National Hockey League action since early 2004 when his season was cut short after 38 games by a hip injury.

Salo suffered a shoulder nerve injury Monday and is gone at least a week. He was among three players who didn't finish the 4-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Taylor Pyatt (shoulder) is out two to four weeks while Rick Rypien (torn groin) is gone six to eight weeks.

Canucks have scored only once more than the Columbus Blue Jackets, the NHL's lowest scoring team.


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