Canucks recall forward Victor Oreskovich from AHL after Mason Raymond hurt

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VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have recalled forward Victor Oreskovich from Manitoba of the American Hockey League after losing Mason Raymond to an apparent shoulder injury during Sunday's 3-0 win in Anaheim.

If Raymond couldn't play Tuesday in Phoenix, the Canucks would have been short a forward.

The Canucks have also placed defenceman Kevin Bieksa on long-term injured reserve. Bieksa, who has been out since Feb. 15 with a broken foot, can not return to the lineup until Saturday in Calgary.

The move was made to clear salary space for Oreskovich.

Chris Higgins, acquired in a trade with Florida a week earlier, is out with a broken thumb.

The 24-year-old Oreskovich had one assist in eight games on Vancouver's fourth line this season, but was sent back to the AHL after the Canucks added Higgins and fourth-line centre Maxim Lapierre just before the Feb. 28 NHL trade deadline.



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