Chris Higgins LW VAN 22 Days

Coach Willie Desjardins confirmed that Higgins (illness) will play Saturday against the Flames.

Higgins was scratched from Thursday's game against the Panthers due to the flu, but was given clearance to play after he demonstrated improvement with his condition Friday. The second-liner has six goals, 11 assists and a plus-7 rating over 38 games on the campaign.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 23 Days

Higgins (illness) is expected to play Saturday against the Flames.

Higgins wasn't on the ice for Friday's practice, so his availability for the game will likely hinge on his participation in Saturday's morning skate. The winger would likely reclaim a spot on the team's second line if declared fit to play Saturday.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 24 Days

Higgins will miss Thursday's game against the Panthers with the flu, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Higgins' absence will likely mean Linden Vey. It's tough to put a timetable on the forward's return at this point, but his next chance will come Saturday against the Flames. His status for that game should receive an update prior to the opening faceoff.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 2 Months

Higgins potted his fifth goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over Columbus.

Higgins has been very consistent this season, tallying five goals and 15 points in 23 games, to go with an impressive plus-11 rating. With the way he has shown chemistry with Nick Bonino on the second line, it's possible Higgins could put up 50 points for the first time in seven years.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 3 Months

Higgins recorded the primary assists on both of Nick Bonino's third-period goals Tuesday in a win over the Avalanche.

He's not a top scorer, but Higgins chips in enough points to be a useful option in deeper formats, particularly if he can hold onto his spot on the second line.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 3 Months

Higgins dished out a pair of assists and was a plus-2 in Sunday's win over Washington.

Higgins has heated up of late, recording a goal and five points in his last three games. He's looked great on the second line with Alex Burrow and Nick Bonino. Higgins isn't a top-end scorer, but he can deliver 20 goals with ease.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 3 Months

Higgins opened the scoring just 41 seconds into the game, added an assist, went plus-2, notched a pair of penalty minutes and took six shots on goal in Thursday's win over the Blues.

Higgins was all over the scoresheet in this one -- a much-needed positive effort for him, as he'd picked up just a single point (a goal) in the season's first five games.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 4 Months

Higgins finished the preseason with two goals and an assist in four games. He skated on the second line with Nick Bonino and Alex Burrows in Saturday's preseason finale vs. Edmonton.

Higgins was impressive in the preseason, using his wicked shot to find twine on two separate occasions. He is likely to slot in on Vancouver's second or third line this season, with second unit power-play time being a definite possibility. Higgins isn't anything special, but he will provide you with decent goal and shot totals. His career-high 52 points came eight seasons ago with Montreal.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 4 Months

Higgins netted his first goal of the preseason in Thursday's win over the Flames.

It was an absolute snipe from Higgins, who took a pass from former-Duck Nick Bonino before beating Flames' goalie Jonas Hiller high over the glove. Higgins scored 17 goals last season, but is expected to drop to Vancouver's third line in 2014-2015. Don't expect anything spectacular from Higgins, whose career-high 52 points came eights seasons ago with Montreal.

Chris Higgins LW VAN 10 Months

Christopher Higgins missed Saturday's game with the flu.

Higgins could miss the finale on Sunday as well. Higgins has 17 goals and 39 points this season, one of only a few Canucks who played up to his level.