Radim Vrbata RW VAN 2 Months

Vrbata (illness) will play Thursday against the Panthers.

The illness kept Vrbata out of the lineup for one game, but he was cleared to resume playing after taking part in Thursday's optional gameday skate. A top-line role will not be awaiting Vrbata upon his return, however, as coach Willie Desjardins recently decided to bump him to the second trio with Chris Higgins and Nick Bonino. Alex Burrows gets the appointment next to the Sedin twins in Vrbata's place.

Radim Vrbata RW VAN 2 Months

Vrbata (illness) is expected to play Thursday against the Panthers.

Vrbata was absent from Wednesday's practice, so his status for Thursday's game probably won't be confirmed until his participation is verified during the Canucks' gameday skate. Linden Vey entered the lineup Tuesday against the Islanders when the illness kept him unavailable.

Radim Vrbata RW VAN 2 Months

Vrbata will miss Tuesday's game against the Islanders due to an illness, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

Vrbata appeared set to play after taking part in the team's morning skate, but the illness presumably surfaced in the afternoon and will force him to the press box. Linden Vey enters the lineup in his stead, while Alex Burrows claims Vrbata's perch on the top line with the Sedin twins.

Radim Vrbata RW VAN 2 Months

Vrbata scored for the third straight game Saturday, netting a game-winning power-play tally in a win over Detroit.

Vrbata has been an absolute stud this season, recording 16 goals and 29 points in 35 games. His seven power-play goals are seventh most in the NHL, while his 123 shots on goal are 15th most. On track for 35 goals and 65 points, the top-line sniper is a must-start every game.

Radim Vrbata RW VAN 2 Months

Vrbata tallied a goal and assist in Thursday's win over the Kings.

Vrbata notched his second goal in as many games after getting a shot over Jonathan Quick's glove in the second period. The move from Arizona to the top line with the Sedin brothers in Vancouver has proven fruitful for Vrbata, who has 28 points in 34 games this season.

Radim Vrbata RW VAN 2 Months

Vrbata grabbed his 12th assist of the season in Monday's win over Phoenix.

After being held off the score sheet for three consecutive outings, Vrbata has now scored a point in each of the Canucks' last two games. Vrbata is having a great season, tallying 13 goals and 12 assists through 33 games. Fantasy owners can continue to plug the veteran winger into their line up with confidence.

Radim Vrbata RW VAN 3 Months

Vrbata scored his 12th goal of the season, had an assist, and was credited with eight shots on goal in Sunday's loss to Ottawa.

Vrbata continues to thrive in Vancouver, recording 23 points in 26 games. He has fired an impressive 99 shots on goal, picking up at least one point in seven of his last 10 outings. Keep him rolling.

Radim Vrbata RW VAN 3 Months

Vrbata scored a power-play goal, added a power-play assist and led all skaters with six shots on goal Tuesday against Washington.

Vrbata had cooled a bit over the last three games, picking up just a lone assist, but he bounced right back. Playing alongside the Sedins continues to show its benefits.

Radim Vrbata RW VAN 3 Months

Vrbata scored for the third straight game in Sunday's win over the Blackhawks.

Vrbata has been red-hot lately, recording five goals and a plus-3 rating in his last three games. With 17 points (10 goals) in 19 games on the season, Vrbata has proven to be a tremendous fit in Vancouver. Keep him rolling.

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Vrbata potted a pair of goals -- both on the power play -- in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Oilers. He skated to a plus-1 and fired four shots on goal.

The chemistry continues for Vrbata and the Sedin twins, who combined for three assists on Vrbata's two power-play markers. Vrbata is up to eight goals and 15 points in 17 games this year, and appears to be one of the better values -- along with Daniel Sedin -- in fantasy hockey through the season's quarter pole.