Abbotsford Heat goalie Barry Brust stops a shot as Chicago Wolves Andrew Gordon looks for the rebound in an AHL game at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on October 20 2012. The Vancouver Canucks have recalled forward Gordon from the Chicago Wolves for tonight's game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Photograph by: Gerry Kahrmann, PNG
GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Vancouver Canucks have recalled forward Andrew Gordon from the Chicago Wolves for tonight's game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Gordon, 27, was summoned after wingers Zack Kassian (back) and Tom Sestito (lower body) suffered injuries in Tuesday night's 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Kassian did not fly with the team to Phoenix on Wednesday and Sestito was limping noticeably as he arrived at Vancouver airport for the team flight. Gordon figures to play if Sestito can't go.
Gordon has 16 goals and 26 points in 47 games with the Wolves this season.
"He is a character kid, he has provided a lot of leadership down there in Chicago," said Canucks' assistant general manager Lorne Henning. "He has exceptional speed and is a good penalty killer. He plays right wing and centre."
Gordon's 16 goals are second best on the Wolves this season.
"He plays on the first power-play unit down there so he has some offensive skill," Henning said.
A Nova Scotia native, Gordon was acquired by the Canucks from the Anaheim Ducks last February in a trade for minor league defenceman Sebastien Erixon.
Gordon has 49 NHL games on his resume with three goals and four assists. Most of those games came last season when he logged 37 games with the Ducks.
Gordon was drafted in the seventh round (197th overall) by the Washington Capitals in 2004.
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