Cory Schneider will make a seventh consecutive start and Mason Raymond will make his season debut for the Canucks on Thursday versus Nashville. Raymond skated on a line with Cody Hodgson and Jannik Hansen at practice Wednesday morning while Manny Malhotra dropped down to skate with Max Lapierre and Dale Weise. Aaron Volpatti appears to be the odd-man out for tomorrow night.
Sami Salo did not skate Wednesday after leaving Tuesday’s game vs Columbus in the third period with a groin pull. He is listed as day to day. Aaron Rome took his spot on defense with Alex Edler.
The Canucks will shoot for a sixth straight win on Thursday night. Nashville comes to town after a 1-0 loss in Calgary. The Preds have scored just 7 goals in their last 5 games. The Canucks chased Pekka Rinne after 20 minutes in a 5-1 win over Nashville in Ryan Kesler’s first game of the season on October 20th.