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Chris Higgins to miss Canucks road trip

Updated: December 27, 2011, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Vancouver Canucks left wing Chris Higgins has an undiagnosed hand problem that the coach says might be related to a foot infection.

Higgins stayed home Tuesday when the team left for a three-game California road trip. Coach Alain Vigneault said after practice that Higgins' hand was so swollen he went to the hospital.

Higgins' foot ailment was originally described as a staph infection, forcing him to miss two games this month. The coach says the team ...

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