ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Vancouver Canucks have recalled forward Sven Baertschi from the American Hockey League's Utica Comets.
Baertschi was surprisingly put on waivers at the end of the Canucks' training camp after returning from an injury-plagued 2018-19 campaign. Canucks coach Travis Green said at the time it was a difficult decision but the Swiss forward wasn't at the top of his game in camp.
Baertschi had a career-high 18 goals and 17 assists in 2016-17 with Vancouver, and had 14 goals and 15 assists in 53 games the following season.
But he was limited to 26 games in 2018-19 after missing time with post-concussion syndrome, and had just five goals and four assists.
Baertschi has two goals and eight assists in 10 games with the Comets this season.
The Canucks also placed forward Micheal Ferland on injured reserve list. Ferland left Vancouver's game at Los Angeles on Wednesday after fighting Kings' left-winger Kyler Clifford in the first period.
Green says Ferland is in concussion protocol and will be replaced in the lineup by Adam Gaudette when the Canucks play the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.
Ferland a goal and four assists in 12 games for the Canucks this season. He had 40 points (17 goals, 23 assists) in 71 games with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2018-19.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 1, 2019.