Dan Hamhuis D VAN 11 Days

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 12 Days

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 14 Days

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 17 Days

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.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 18 Days

Hamhuis (leg) took part in Thursday's optional skate.

The Canucks still don't expect Hamhuis to return to action for another week, but the blueliner is clearly ahead of schedule in his recovery from the leg injury. Coach Willie Desjardins said the team initially projected Hamhuis to be out of commission until at some point in February, but his timetable has since been revised for the back end of January.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 23 Days

Hamhuis (leg) isn't expected to return until the second half of January, the Vancouver Sun reports.

Hamhuis has been able to do so light activities on the ice recently, but he's still not back practicing with the team. He's been out since Nov. 20 with the injury.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 1 Month

Hamhuis (leg/groin) was on the ice prior to Saturday's morning skate, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.

Hamhuis wasn't wearing his full gear during the skating session, so it wouldn't seem that he's particularly close to a return just yet. The blueliner has been sidelined since Nov. 20 with the leg injury.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 2 Months

Hamhuis (lower body) will not join the Canucks on their seven-game road trip beginning Friday.

The fact that Hamhuis isn't traveling with the team illustrates that he's dealing with something more significant than a day-to-day concern. The Canucks might not provide a clearer timeline for his return until he's able to resume skating again.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 2 Months

Hamhuis (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

The Canucks haven't detailed an official timetable for Hamhuis' recovery, but it sounds like a long-term absence might be in the cards for the blueliner. He hasn't resumed skating since leaving last Thursday's game with the lower-body ailment.

Dan Hamhuis D VAN 2 Months

Hamhuis (lower body) did not participate in Canucks' practice on Monday, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

Hamhuis has missed Vancouver's last two games and it is feared that his injury is going to be a long-term one. In 20 games played this season, the 31-year-old defenseman has no goals and six assists.