Stick in Link: Andrew Alberts’ baby steps, David Booth likes sledding, and Bo Horvat at the World Juniors

It’s time for “Stick in Link”, the feature where we just plug in a bunch of stuff written by others! Featuring a smattering of links from around the Smylosphere and beyond every Tuesday and Thursday. Warning: our links are so hyper, they change colour when exposed to heat. (Have something for us to share in the next edition? E-mail us at, tweet us @passittobulis, or just come over and write your link on a pad of paper, I guess.)

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Canucks recall Joacim Eriksson from Utica; Luongo’s groin injury likely to keep him out of the lineup

It looks like Roberto Luongo’s groin didn’t heal up over the Christmas break, as the Vancouver Canucks have recalled goaltender Joacim Eriksson from the Utica Comets. This means the Canucks will be rolling with a goaltending tandem with a grand total of 11 games of NHL experience between them, all belonging to Eddie Lack.

This is obviously a concern, but one slightly lessened by Lack’s performance this season, particularly recently. The Stork has a .928 save percentage and a 1.93 goals against average this season and has allowed just 3 goals against total in his last 3 starts. John Tortorella hasn’t hesitated to start him against some tough opponents this season, such as the Blackhawks, Blues and Ducks.

Eriksson’s recent performance in Utica is also encouraging, though his overall statistics for the season are mediocre at best.

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