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Kassian (finger) skated on his own in full gear prior to Saturday's morning skate, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.

Though Kassian can't truly test out the strength of his broken finger simply by skating, the fact that he was back in full gear at least demonstrates that he's preparing for a forthcoming return. He's tentatively planning to be ready to go shortly after the Christmas break.

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Kassian (finger) was moved to injured reserve Friday.

The winger was ruled out for the entirety of the Canucks' seven-game road trip that kicks off Friday, so by moving Kassian to IR, the team will be able to open up a roster spot for an extra forward. Kassian is expected to miss two-to-three weeks due to the finger injury.

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Kassian has been ruled out for two-to-three weeks due to a finger injury, Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province reports.

Kassian will be forced to miss at least the next seven games with the Canucks, since he didn't join the team in Columbus for the start of their road trip. The finger injury appears to have stemmed from a slash he took during Tuesday's win over the Devils, and will more than likely result in his second trip to injured reserve of the season. The Canucks could choose to call up a forward from the minors in order to give them some more depth during the road swing.

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Kassian took a slash to the arm in Tuesday's win over the Devils and didn't travel with the team to Columbus in advance of Friday's game Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.

Friday's game will mark the start of a seven-game road trip for the Canucks, so the fact that Kassian isn't traveling with the team wouldn't seem encouraging. It's possible he could rejoin the Canucks on the trip at some point if he's able to practice on his own back in Vancouver, but fantasy owners should prepare to be without his services for the next few games. The recent return to health by winger Alex Burrows lessens the Canucks' need to have Kassian available.

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Kassian (leg) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

The Canucks sent down Nicklas Jensen to AHL Utica to clear a spot for Kassian's return. Kassian missed his fifth straight game Friday with the leg injury, but he's been practicing the last couple of days and should be close to 100 percent healthy for the Canucks' next game Wednesday versus the Oilers.

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Kassian (leg) skated as an extra at Friday's morning skate, suggesting he won't make his return to ice in the evening against the Coyotes.

Kassian will miss his fifth straight contest with the injury, but the fact that he was able to resume practicing Thursday provides hope that he might not be too far off of a return. The winger was moved to injured reserve over the past weekend, so the Canucks would have to make a roster move in order to facilitate his return to the lineup once he's ready to go.

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Kassian (leg) returned to practice Thursday, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.

With Kevin Bieksa absent from practice, Kassian stepped in to take reps at defense rather than at his usual spot on the wing. The fact that Kassian wasn't taking part in regular line work would seem to suggest that the Canucks won't activate him for Friday's game against the Coyotes, but more clarity on his status should come after the team's morning skate.

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Kassian (leg) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

The move to injured reserve indicates that the Canucks didn't expect to have Kassian back until at least the weekend, meaning he'll miss his fourth straight game Tuesday against the Senators. Brandon DeFazio was recalled from AHL Utica in a corresponding move.

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Kassian (leg) will not play Sunday against the Ducks, John Abbott of TSN reports.

It will be the third straight absence for Kassian, who did not play Thursday or Saturday. The extent of his lower-body injury is unknown at this time, but continue to consider him day-to-day.

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Kassian (leg) is expected to miss Saturday's game against the Kings, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

Kassian will miss his second straight game while he battles a leg injury suffered Wednesday night. Nicklas Jensen will take his spot in the Canucks' lineup.