Dan Hamhuis D VAN 5 months ago

Hamhuis took six shots and finally scored his first goal of the year -- a power-play marker, no less -- in the season's second-to-last game Thursday against Arizona.

It'd been a mighty long and goalless road for Hamhuis, whose last goal came more than a year ago on March 16, 2014. He played in 69 games between goals, collecting a pretty modest 27 assists in that span. But hey, he's wrapping the regular season up right, having picked up five points in his last five games.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 5 months ago

Hamhuis collected two assists and went plus-3 in Tuesday's shootout win against Nashville.

Hamhuis has now played 55 games this season, and he still has no goals, with his 21 assists not going a heck of a long way toward making up for that. At least the fine evening pushed his season rating back to the positive end of things (plus-2).

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 5 months ago

Hamhuis registered an assist in Tuesday's win over the Jets.

It's the 18th point of the season for Hamhuis, all of which have been assists. That lack of diversity in scoring isn't unusual for defensemen, but with Hamhuis' assist production by itself rather meager, there's not a whole lot to be gained by rostering him in most formats.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 6 months ago

Hamhuis provided two assists and six shots on goal, but finished minus-1 in Thursday's loss to Buffalo.

In a career marked by its unremarkable offensive statistics, this season truly stands out for Hamhuis, as injuries and ineffectiveness have left him with zero goals and 13 assists in 39 games, and his minus-5 rating is the worst he's posted since his rookie season back in 2003-04.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 7 months ago

Hamhuis assisted on a pair of goals in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Wild.It's Hamhuis' first multi-point total of the season as he's up to 11 assists but no goals. The 32-year-old has actually gotten on to the scoresheet with a bit more regularity of late, but his level of production still won't warrant fantasy consideration except in the deepest formats.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 7 months ago

Hamhuis picked up an assist in Tuesday's win over the Jets.

Hamhuis has held down a regular role on the Canucks' second pairing since returning from a groin injury in mid-January, producing no goals, three assists, and eight shot attempts in seven games. That level of production shouldn't offer much to get excited about in most formats, and his low hit and blocked shot totals provide minimal intrigue in specialty leagues.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 7 months ago

Hamhuis (groin) was activated from injured reserve prior to Thursday's game against the Flyers.

The blueliner isn't planning to return to game action until Friday's game against the Hurricanes, but it appears he'll take part in pregame warmups Thursday with the team. Hamhuis, who has no goals and six points over 20 games this season, hasn't played since Nov. 20.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 7 months ago

Hamhuis (groin) could be ready to return to the lineup Friday against the Hurricanes, the Vancouver Province reports.

Hamhuis resumed practicing in full last Friday and looks to be nearing the finish line in his recovery. Coach Willie Desjardins said that if Hamhuis isn't back in the lineup Friday, he would be activated from IR in advance of Monday's game against the Panthers.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 8 months ago

Hamhuis (groin) will not play Tuesday against the Predators.

That said, Hamhuis noted Monday that he has "made some great progress," while adding that he might return to action before the end of the team's upcoming road trip, which starts this Tuesday and runs through next Tuesday's tilt against the Lightning.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 8 months ago

Hamhuis (groin) logged a full practice Friday, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.

A day after rejoining the team for an optional skate Thursday, Hamhuis took another step in a positive direction by increasing his activities. The blueliner is targeting a return to the lineup for some point in the second half of January.