Andrew Alberts D VAN 3 Days
Andrew Alberts will suit up for the first time since Oct. 24 on Friday night.
He has appeared in just three games this season and two of them have come at forward. Alberts will probably be used sparingly against Phoenix. He's getting the chance to play because of Alexander Edler's lower-body injury.
Andrew Alberts D VAN 3 Months
Andrew Alberts believes he can fit better into Vancouver's lineup with John Tortorella behind the bench.
"I think I can play an aggressive game under Torts' style," Alberts said. "I think it's a system I can play more minutes in." Alberts who re-signed with the Canucks last week will be competing with Yannick Weber and Frank Corrado for the team's last defense spot.
Andrew Alberts D VAN 4 Months
Andrew Alberts has re-upped with Vancouver on a one-year contract worth $600,000.
He posted one assist, 32 penalty minutes and a minus-7 rating in 24 contests with the Canucks last year. Alberts was available to any team as an unrestricted free agent, but he expressed plenty of interest to stay in Vancouver.
Andrew Alberts D VAN 5 Months
Andrew Alberts is hoping to ink a new contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
Alberts spent half of the Canucks' regular season games in the press box, but he might be a good fit for new coach John Tortorella's system. "There remains interest by a couple of teams and Andrew was hoping to come back to Vancouver," said Alberts' agent, Kurt Overhardt. "We especially think with the new coaching staff that he would fit in because he's a big, strong warrior and knows his role. And he's a physical player and will fit with the scheme and what the needs seem to be. That's our opinion." Either way, he's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues next season.
Andrew Alberts D VAN Feb 03 '12
Andrew Alberts was moved to the fourth line from the blueline for Thursday's game against Detroit.
Alberts was originally scheduled to be a healthy scratch but when Christopher Higgins was unable to go due to the flu, Alberts drew into the lineup. He played only 2:47 minutes and saw no action in the third or overtime period.
Andrew Alberts D VAN Dec 10 '11
Andrew Alberts had a tough time on the wing Thursday.
Alberts is a defenseman and hadn't played up front in six years, since his Boston Bruins days and that was only for a few shifts. "I just got caught switching in our zone," he said. "The coaches can tell you ideas of what to do in certain situations. But when it comes down to it, you have a million things going on in your head. What do you do with the puck? Where do you go? It's a lot different when you've been playing D for 25 years and switch over. Defensively, I know where the forwards are supposed to be to make breakout passes. But when you switch it around, and I'm (at forward), it's all lost in translation." Alberts could be back up front on Saturday, depending on whether or not Chris Higgins is able to return from a staph infection.
Andrew Alberts D VAN Dec 08 '11
Andrew Alberts is slated to play as a forward on Thursday night in Montreal.
The Canucks don't have wingers Chris Higgins and David Booth due to injuries, so Alberts will skate alongside Manny Malhotra and Dale Weise on the fourth line. He has two points and 12 penalty minutes in 15 games this season.