Chris Higgins LW VAN 3 months ago

Higgins scored a power-play goal in Saturday's loss to Dallas.

A rare power-play goal for Higgins, who has just two tallies with the man advantage all season. While he often goes through dry spells, the 31-year-old has two goals and three points in his last three games and is playing alongside the red-hot Radim Vrbata. He's stuck at 11 goals on the season, but his recent play indicates he could be starting a hot streak to finish the regular season. If he can build off these last few performances, he could be worth scooping up in some very deep leagues.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 3 months ago

Higgins scored a goal and added an empty-net assist Tuesday in a win over the Jets.

A nice night for Higgins, who snapped a four-game scoreless skid that came on the heels of a four-game point streak. But it doesn't change his value, which is limited to very deep formats.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 4 months ago

Higgins extended his point streak to four games Saturday, scoring his ninth goal of the season in a win over Toronto.

While Higgins is skating on the third line, he's scored in two straight games and had fired five shots on goal in that span. He's been up-and-down this season, but he should still end up around the 40-point barrier.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 4 months ago

Higgins (lower body) is slated to return to the lineup Saturday against the Maple Leafs, Steve Ewen of the Vancouver Province reports.

Higgins was a full participant in Friday's practice and skated on the third line with Brad Richardson and Derek Dorsett, so it appears safe to count him in. The left winger had missed the Canucks' previous three games with a suspected groin injury.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 4 months ago

Higgins (lower body) took part in a full practice Wednesday, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.

It was revealed earlier in the week that Higgins would be facing a long absence due to the injury, but his presence at practice suggests his return may not be so far out after all. Higgins was still absent from a regular line during Wednesday's practice, so at this time it appears likely that he'll at least miss Thursday's game against the Kings.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 4 months ago

Higgins (lower body) will miss an extended period of time, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 reports.

Higgins left the ice early during practice Friday in San Jose, and it appears he has suffered a relatively major injury. While no specific timetable was indicated, he has apparently been ruled out for a while.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 4 months ago

Higgins will not play in Saturday's game against the Sharks due to a lower-body injury.

The reason for Higgins' absence from Saturday's morning skate is now known, as he is dealing with the lower-body setback. It's not clear how long the injury will keep Higgins sidelined, but Brandon McMillan will suit up in his place Saturday night.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 4 months ago

Higgins (undisclosed) could be out Saturday against the Sharks, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

Higgins, who has provided a point in three straight games, was absent from Friday's practice and Saturday's morning skate, indicating he's nursing some sort of injury. The Canucks are considering him questionable for Saturday's game, with a reevaluation during the afternoon ultimately determining his status.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 4 months ago

Higgins tallied his eighth goal of the season in Thursday's shootout loss to the Canucks.

Higgins ran the give-and-go with teammate Jannik Hansen to perfection, cutting the Canucks' deficit to one goal with under eight minutes remaining in the third period. The Canucks would get the equalizer in the final minute of the period before falling in the shootout, where Higgins' third-round misfire gave the Coyotes the victory. Though he wasn't able to come through in the clutch, Higgins at least extended his point streak to three games, tying his second-longest scoring run of the season.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 4 months ago

Higgins registered an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over the Wild.You would have to flip the calendar back to Feb. 7 against the Penguins, a span of six games, to find the last time Higgins was held off the scoresheet. There are flashier options in fantasy hockey but Higgins is a decent choice for those participating in deep fantasy leagues.