More pressure on Canucks with short season at hand

Updated: January 18, 2013, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The NHL season has not begun yet, but Alain Vigneault's plans are already in danger of being tested, tweaked and, possibly, scrapped.

Heading into the lockout-shortened campaign, the Vancouver Canucks coach wants to keep his players fresh by monitoring their ice time closely. Ideally, he would like to roll four forward lines and six defensemen.

But the absences of injured center Ryan Kesler (shoulder, wrist) and winger David ...

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