MAJOR | Spencer Martin absent from Canucks' scrimmage amid trade rumours

Published September 23, 2023 at 9:51

Vancouver's training camp is in full swing and we've got a very early look at some potential defensive pairings and line combos in recent days, but the most talked about position right now is between the pipes.

Behind Thatcher Demko, the Canucks have three legit options for the backup role - Casey DeSmith, Arturs Silovs and Spencer Martin.

On Friday's 32 Thoughts podcast, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman linked Spencer Martin to the Colorado Avalanche given the team's injury issues in the crease heading into the 2023-24 season.

While nothing appears imminent on the trade front involving Spencer Martin, he isn't on the ice with the team on Saturday, which is leaving a lot of fans scratching their heads.

The team will hit the ice in Victoria for a scrimmage at 10:30am PT, followed by a special teams practice at 12:30pm PT, and released today's rosters on their social media accounts, with Spencer Martin not listed on either Group A or Group B.

It'll be interesting to see what Patrik Allvin may have up his sleeve regarding Spencer Martin. Moving Martin seems like a likely move because Casey DeSmith, who has plenty of NHL experience is the frontrunner for the backup role.

September 23   |   433 answers
MAJOR | Spencer Martin absent from Canucks' scrimmage amid trade rumours

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