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Vasily Podkolzin’s road to Vancouver hits a detour with a demotion to the VHL

Much of the Vancouver Canucks’ dedicated Twitter-verse waited apprehensively this morning to see if Vasily Podkolzin would return to his SKA club’s KHL line-up for their game against Avangard today. The Canucks’ 2019 10th overall draft pick had been scratched for SKA’s last two games.

#Canucks Overseas Schedule OCT 26


9:30 am SKA Podkolzin*

*Will Podz be scratched for a third straight game?— CanucksAbbyFan2 (@Fan2Abby) October 25, 2020

It appeared that the press box reassignment was despite Podkolzin being fully healthy and able to play.