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Canucks look to stay sharp playing out the season

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – With nothing left to accomplish in the regular season, the Vancouver Canucks will play out the final four games of the year hoping not to pick up any bad habits.

The club, which has already notched the top spot in the Northwest Division, Western Conference and NHL are at home taking on the bottom feeding Edmonton Oilers.

Head Coach Alain Vigneault stressed the importance of playing out the season on the right foot.  “We’re going to get ready to put our best game on the ice and nothing is going to change.”

He insists the team is staying sharp and is mentally focused heading into the post-season.

There will be no Mikael Samuelsson in the line-up, but Tanner Glass is set to return.  Rookie Chris Tanev is also out with an upper body injury.  He’s hurting from the hit from behind he took on Thursday night from Kyle Clifford of the Los Angeles Kings.  Yann Sauve got the call from Manitoba to replace Tanev.

Cory Schneider gets his 21st start of the season in goal for the Canucks.  Rookie Devan Dubnyk will start for the Oilers.

Game time is 7 p.m.

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