Antoine Roussel
LW VAN
7 days ago

Roussel has six points in the past six games.

EDGE Analysis

Roussel isn't known for his scoring, but that's exactly what he's been doing lately. The feisty winger had just a single point in the eight games prior, so don't expect him to sustain this level of offense. He can still be a valuable contributor in leagues that count PIM, hits, and blocks, as he doesn't shy away from the dirty parts of the game.

Antoine Roussel
LW VAN
1 month ago

Roussel (concussion) will make his season debut Saturday against the Panthers, Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roussel is expected to step into a prominent role Saturday, skating with Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser on the Canucks' top line. The 28-year-old winger totaled five goals and 17 points in 73 games with the Stars last campaign.

Antoine Roussel
LW VAN
1 month ago

Roussel (concussion) is progressing well, to the point where he was skating on a line with Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser in practice.

EDGE Analysis

There's still no official timetable on when Roussel will be back, but skating with two of the Canucks top players is an encouraging sign. It remains to be seen if that's where he's expected to play when healthy, but if he's put on that line, his fantasy value will gain a boost.

Antoine Roussel
LW VAN
1 month ago

Roussel will not be in action against the Lightning on Thursday, but "is getting closer," according to coach Travis Green.

EDGE Analysis

Green went on to explain that the team planned to "push him today and see how he responds," so barring any setbacks, Roussel could be ready in time to face the Panthers on Saturday. Once given the green light to return, Roussel will likely bounce Tyler Motte from the lineup.

Antoine Roussel
LW VAN
1 month ago

Roussel (concussion) has been practicing with the team and could play Thursday versus the Lightning, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roussel's return was expected at some point during the team's six-game road trip, and barring any setbacks, it looks like that will be soon. He'll add grit to the Canucks' bottom-six, as he roughed it up for the Stars last season with 126 PIM and 104 hits in 73 games, adding a serviceable 17 points as well.

Antoine Roussel
LW VAN
1 month ago

Roussel is expected to make his Canucks debut during their six-game road trip.

EDGE Analysis

Roussel skated in practice for the first time on Friday, and it looks as if he's well on his way to recovery. He was brought into the organization to make the Canucks a tougher team to play against, and he'll finally be able to do so at some point during their six-game road trip.

Antoine Roussel
LW VAN
1 month ago

Roussel (concussion) has been cleared to practice.

EDGE Analysis

Roussel participated in his first practice as a Canuck on Friday, which marked a big step forward in his recovery, but there's still no timetable for his return to game action. Vancouver should continue to update his status as he works his way back from a concussion he suffered during training camp.

Antoine Roussel
LW VAN
2 months ago

Roussel (concussion) will begin the season on injured reserve.

EDGE Analysis

Roussel missed most of training camp, and will now miss some regular season games too. He signed a four-year $12 million contract during free agency, and will be delayed his Canucks debut. There is currently no time-frame for how long he will be on the shelf.

Antoine Roussel
LW VAN
2 months ago

Roussel (concussion) will not play Opening Night against the Flames on Oct. 3, per Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province.

EDGE Analysis

There was doubt that Roussel would play in the opener, and now that has been confirmed. The newest Canuck will need to postpone his debut for the time being. His absence leaves a hole that some of the younger players will look to take advantage of.

Antoine Roussel
LW VAN
2 months ago

Roussel (concussion) could miss Opening Night against the Flames on Oct. 3, per Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver.

EDGE Analysis

If Roussel is unable to dress for the start of the season, Darren Archibald or Tim Schaller could earn their way onto the 23-man roster -- although Roussel's eventual return would bump either player down to the minors.