With Dickinson out, a recall from the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks is likely coming. The team had no extra healthy forwards on the active roster prior to Dickinson entering protocol today.
Vancouver acquired Dickinson from Dallas this offseason and signed him to a three-year, $7.95MM extension in August. He’s really struggled to produce, however, notching only two goals and two assists in 31 games.
Despite the low production, however, he’s still been a really solid defensive presence who can play anywhere in the lineup. For that reason, he’s extremely well-liked by his coaches and the Canucks will miss him while he’s out of the lineup.