Mason Raymond to return to Canucks lineup this week

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Vancouver Canucks winger Mason Raymond (hurt in last years Stanley Cup Playoffs). Who can forget the hit? He was run into the boards by Johnny Boychuk of the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 13, 2011 in Boston.


I remember it easily.

Raymond has now been on skates for about three weeks, working with skills coach Glenn Carnegie, and he has recently been  practicing with his Canucks teammates.

Mason Raymond

The Vancouver Canucks will welcome the winger back this week

He’ll be inserted into the Canucks lineup this week NWSB has been told.

GM Mike Gillis said Raymond will return to the lineup THIS week.

The Vancouver Canucks will welcome the winger back in any of the following games they play this week.

He’ll either play vs. Colorado – November 23rd, vs. Phoenix – November 25th, or vs. San Jose – November 26th.

He’s practicing on a line with Ryan Kesler, and David Booth.

Coach V had this to say about his winger,

“He’s coming along great, We had Mason off-ice tested this morning, his results were all real good”

Should be a fun week to see if he can return to form.  The Canucks right about now could use the scoring punch added to their roster.

Raymond signed a contract renewal just over a year ago, following a 25 goal season that made the Canucks management salivate at the possibility of further developing a speedy winger with a scoring touch.

The 26-year-old Raymond had 15 goals and 24 assists in 70 games last season and recorded a career-high 25 goals in 2009-10.

I hope he provides it.  Question is though where does he fit?

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