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Ethan Bear: Skating, still out into December
Bear (shoulder) is skating, but is expected to be out until around Christmas, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Bear remains a free agent, and interest in his services likely won't pick up until he's gotten the all-clear from a doctor. The 26-year-old defenseman could be a nice midseason addition for a team, but he's unlikely to play a fantasy-friendly role.... See More ... See Less
Ethan Bear: Not qualified by Canucks
Bear (shoulder) won't receive a qualifying offer from Vancouver, which will make him an unrestricted free agent Saturday.
Bear, who was injured during the 2023 IIHF World Hockey Championship, underwent shoulder surgery June 15 and is projected to be unavailable until December. The 26-year-old defenseman, who was playing on a one-year, $2.2 million contract, had three goals, 16 points, 25 PIM, 39 hits and 82 blocks in 61 outings in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Out six months
Bear is expected to miss six months after undergoing shoulder surgery Thursday.
Bear suffered the injury during the 2023 IIHF World Hockey Championship. His timetable suggests Vancouver will be without his services for a significant chunk of the 2023-24 campaign. Bear had three goals, 16 points, 39 hits and 82 blocks in 61 contests last season while averaging 18:32 of ice time.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Expected to have surgery
Bear (shoulder) is expected to undergo surgery, per Rick Dhaliwal of CHEK television.
Bear sustained the injury while playing in the 2023 IIHF World Hockey Championship. Initially, the Canucks and the defenseman were in talks about whether it would be better to focus on rehab or have surgery, but it seems they've decided on the latter path. Bear had three goals and 16 points in 61 games with Vancouver last season. He's eligible to become a restricted free agent this summer after finishing his one-year, $2.2 million contract.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: May need surgery
Bear could undergo shoulder surgery in the offseason after suffering the injury during the 2023 IIHF World Hockey Championship, Rick Dhaliwal reports.
The Canucks and Bear are in talks as to whether surgery or rehabbing the shoulder is the best option. Bear had three goals and 16 points in 61 regular-season games in 2022-23. Should surgery be deemed necessary, Bear could miss the start of training camp as his recovery is expected to take a few months.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Logs two helpers in win
Bear picked up a pair of assists in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks.
Bear found Elias Pettersson open in front of the net in the third period before adding a second helper on Brock Boeser's empty-netter later in the frame. The two assists are Bear's first points in six contests since returning from an eight-game IR stint. The 25-year-old blueliner has three goals, 13 assists and a plus-nine rating through 52 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Removed from IR
Bear (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, according to the NHL media site.
This move paves the way for Bear to return to the lineup Saturday against Los Angeles after missing the past eight games. The 25-year-old blueliner has 14 points, 64 shots on goal, 60 blocks and 32 hits in 46 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Lands on IR
Bear (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.
In a corresponding move, Noah Juulsen was summoned from AHL Abbotsford. Bear was injured in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Boston after taking a deflected puck to the face. He will miss at least the next three games. Bear has 14 points, 64 shots on goal, 60 blocks and 32 hits in 46 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Exits contest
Bear (upper body) won't return to Saturday's game versus the Bruins.
Bear took a puck up high on his first shift of the game. The Canucks will finish the contest with five defensemen against the league's best team. If he misses additional time, Riley Stillman would likely replace Bear in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Manages assist Monday
Bear posted an assist and blocked two shots in Monday's 6-1 loss to the Red Wings.
Bear has two assists, five shots and four PIM over his last three contests. The 25-year-old is still more of a defensive presence, but he's getting a top-four look alongside Quinn Hughes at even strength. Bear has 12 points, 57 shots on net, 54 blocks, 30 hits and a plus-1 rating through 41 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Nabs helper in win
Bear logged an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Islanders.
Bear ended a five-game point drought with a helper on the second of Elias Pettersson's two tallies in the third period. The 25-year-old Bear has gotten more of a look in a top-four role under new head coach Rick Tocchet, though it's yet to pay off in the form of more offense. Bear is at 11 points, 54 shots on net, 51 blocked shots, 10 PIM and a plus-2 rating through 39 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Good to play Friday
Bear (personal) is set to draw back into the lineup Friday versus Columbus, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Bear missed Vancouver's previous three games. He has three goals and 10 points in 35 contests in 2022-23. Kyle Burroughs, who played in Vancouver's last two games, is projected to be a healthy scratch.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Will miss Wednesday's game
Bear (personal) won't play Wednesday against Seattle, according to Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650.
Bear also missed the Canucks' previous two games. He did join Vancouver for Tuesday's practice though. Bear has three goals and 10 points in 35 contests in 2022-23. Kyle Burroughs is expected to stay in the lineup for a second straight game.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Not playing Tuesday
Bear (not injury related) won't be in the lineup Tuesday against Chicago.
Bear rejoined the Canucks for practice Tuesday after missing Saturday's game for personal reasons. He will get some additional time before returning to the lineup. Coach Rick Tocchet said there's a good chance Bear will play Wednesday in Seattle. The 25-year-old defender has 10 points, 46 shots on goal, 44 blocks and 30 hits in 35 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Unavailable Saturday
Bear (personal) won't play Saturday versus the Oilers, Rick Dhaliwal of CHEK television reports.
Bear will miss a matchup with the team that drafted him in 2015. The 25-year-old's absence will likely be covered by Kyle Burroughs or Riley Stillman -- either of them can be expected to fill a third-pairing role.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Scores Sunday
Bear scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over the Hurricanes.
Bear recorded a goal against his former team, beating Pyotr Kochetkov with a wrist shot to get Vancouver on the board in the second period. It's the first tally since Nov. 23 for Bear, who now has three goals and seven assists through 33 games. He's added 29 hits and 44 blocked shots in a bottom-pair role.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Registers helper in win
Bear posted an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Avalanche.
Bear has earned two helpers over his last three games since he snapped a seven-game point drought. He helped out on Andrei Kuzmenko's game-tying tally at 15:14 of the second period Thursday. Bear doesn't post eye-popping offense -- he's at eight points, 31 shots on net, 39 blocked shots, 25 hits and a plus-1 rating through 28 contests while often logging top-four minutes.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Snaps point drought with assist
Bear picked up an assist in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Flames.
Bear snapped a seven-game point drought with the helper on Elias Pettersson's third-period marker. Since serving as a healthy scratch Dec. 22, Bear has gone plus-7 across his last four contests -- he's clearly responded well to the scratch by focusing on his defense. The 25-year-old is up to seven points, 27 shots on net, 39 blocked shots, 22 hits and a plus-2 rating through 26 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ethan Bear: Sitting out for first time
Bear was listed as a healthy scratch for Thursday's home matchup against the Kraken, according to NHL.com.
Bear has provided the Canucks with defensive depth since his acquisition but has not posted a plus rating in 11 games, recording a combined minus-6 since Nov. 26. The 25-year-old defenseman opened the season as a healthy scratch for the Hurricanes' first seven games before being dealt Oct. 28. In 22 games with the Canucks, Bear, who is pointless in four outings, has compiled two goals and four assists. Riley Stillman and Kyle Burroughs were listed as the Canucks' third pairing Thursday.... See More ... See Less
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