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Dorsett (neck) is in the lineup Sunday against the Wild.

Dorsett took part in Saturday's practice, making it a decent bet he would return to the lineup. That is indeed the case, as he will look to add to his 14-point total he carries into the contest.

Derek Dorsett RW VAN 1 Month

Dorsett (neck) took part in Saturday's practice, Jon Abbott of TSN Radio Vancouver reports.

Dorsett appeared to be a full participant in his first practice since suffering the injury Wednesday against the Ducks, taking part in battle drills with the team's other healthy skaters. Coach Willie Desjardins indicated Dorsett will be a possible lineup option for Sunday's game against the Wild, but his status likely won't be known until the Canucks hold pregame warmups.

Derek Dorsett RW VAN 1 Month

Coach Willie Desjardins said Thursday that he expects Dorsett (neck) to be unavailable for Friday's game against the Sabres.

Dorsett was absent from Thursday's practice, with Desjardins speculating that the forward would be "out for a bit." His next opportunity to play would come Feb. 1, but he'll likely need to return to the ice before that time in some capacity to have a legitimate shot at suiting up.

Derek Dorsett RW VAN 1 Month

Dorsett exited Tuesday's game against the Ducks in the second period following a collision with Ryan Kesler, Ben Kuzma of The Province reports. He didn't return to the game.

Dorsett appeared to make knee-to-knee contact with Kesler while also taking an arm to the head. While Dorsett isn't a major offensive contributor for the Canucks, the grit he brings to the fourth line gives the team a needed edge. If Dorsett is out for an extended period of time, it would leave the Canucks with a major void in the physicality department, as like-minded players Brad Richardson (ankle) and Kevin Bieksa (broken left hand) are also nursing injuries.

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Dorsett scored the Canucks' only goal Tuesday, finding twine shorthanded in the second period for his fourth tally of the season.

With 10 points on the year now, Dorsett's exceeded his total from each of the past two seasons. If he can stay healthy -- which is always an issue -- he could make a run at a new career high, although that's a low bar, given that his current high is 20 points, set in 2011-12 with the Jackets.

Derek Dorsett RW VAN 3 Months

Dorsett picked up 15 PIM in Sunday's loss to the Senators.

Dorsett now has 66 PIM on the season -- second most in the NHL. With three goals and nine points in 26 games, Dorsett is a decent option in deeper formats. He could reach the 30-point barrier in his first season with Vancouver.

Derek Dorsett RW VAN 3 Months

Dorsett scored his third goal of the season in Tuesday's win over Washington.

Dorsett now has nine points in 23 games this season, to go with a fantasy relevant 51 PIM. While it's nice to see the fourth-liner appearing on the scoresheet, keep in mind Dorsett is a bottom-six player for a reason. While he may not be valuable in shallow formats, the fact Dorsett is playing with Bo Horvat and Jannik Hansen makes him worthy of a look in some very deep leagues. He could reach the 30-point mark for the first time in his career this season.

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Dorsett picked up a pair of assists and was a plus-3 in Sunday's win over the Blackhawks.

Dorsett now has three assists in his last two games and is a plus-4 in that span. Not know as a big point producer, Dorsett has managed two goals and eight points in 19 games, putting him on pace for the first 30-point season of his career.

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Dorsett (undisclosed) practiced Friday and seems likely to play Friday against the Coyotes.

Dorsett returned to practice Thursday and participated again Friday, making him a likely candidate to return to the lineup. The injury caused him to miss two games, though the team never specified the nature. He is expected to join the fourth line alongside Linden Vey and Jannik Hansen.

Derek Dorsett RW VAN 4 Months

Dorsett (undisclosed) resumed practicing Thursday, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.

Dorsett occupied his usual role on the fourth line with Bo Horvat and Jannik Hansen during practice, making it likely that he'll be cleared to play Friday against the Coyotes. Coach Willie Desjardins will probably reexamine the conditions of Dorsett and Radim Vrbata (leg) at Friday's morning skate before finalizing any lineup decisions.