Canucks For Kids Telethon Goes This Sunday

Canucks For Kids FundThis Sunday the Canucks take on the Calgary Flames at General Motors place, and the organization will be taking on issues that effect our children on a daily basis. The annual Canucks For Kids Telethon will also take place, and the Canucks organization needs your help to help the the kids.

Earlier this week Henrik and Daniel Sedin announced a generous donation $1.5 Million dollars to BC Children’s Hospital. Through the telethon, the organization hopes to be able to help so many other children who are struck with illness and who are in need.

During Sunday’s game which will be aired on Sportsnet, you’ll be able  to learn more about the money is utilized and the impact it has on these kids.

There are three ways you can help:

1. Donate using the secure online server, or
2. Call 604-899-4646, or
3. Make a cheque to the Canucks for Kids Fund and mail to:

Canucks for Kids Fund
800 Griffiths Way
General Motors Place
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 6G1

Pavol Demitra/KidsSince it was first created 25 years ago, the Canucks for Kids Fund has granted over $28 million dollars to charities in British Columbia serving children and their families. There is no greater reward than making British Columbia a better place for families and children in need. If you can help, please make a donation, and help the kids!

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Canucks Acquire Andrew Alberts (Defenseman) For 3rd Round Pick in 2010

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired defenseman Andrew Alberts  in exchange for a 3rd round pick in 2010. Alberts has 10 points this season (2G, 8A) and is a plus sevin after appearing in 62 games for Carolina. Alberts is a big defenseman at 6’5 218 pounds and has played 4 seasons in the NHL.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/players/Andrew_Alberts

Stay tuned for more information.

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Canucks Deal Mathieu Schneider To Phoenix For Sean Zimmerman/6th Round Pick

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Sean Zimmerman a conditional 6th round draft pick  in exchange for defenseman Mathieu Schneider. Schneider was currently playing for the clubs minor league affiliate in Winnipeg after a dispute over playing time with the Canucks. The deal is apparently dependant on Schneider clearing re-entry waivers.

Stay tuned for more information.

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Daniel Sedin Out With Broken Foot

The Canucks were paid a visit by the injury bug yesterday and what the little critter left was not nice. The team has lost the services of winger Daniel Sedin for 4 to 6 weeks with a broken foot. Sedin has been fitted for a cast and will miss his first game since November of 2006.

The club recalled forward Guillaume Desbiens Saturday from the Manitoba Moose. Alain Vigneault described Desbiens as a “two-way hockey player, who can be physical and has grit.”