6 Canucks that will be scratched for tonight's Game 7.
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6 Canucks that will be scratched for tonight's Game 7.

Here are the 6 Canucks who are not expected to be in the lineup for the pivotal Game 7 on Monday night.

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A Game 7 in the Stanley Cup playoffs is the scenario that most young kids playing hockey dream about growing up. When you picture yourself scoring that game winning goal it's always in a Game 7 situation with everything on the line, so you can only imagine how disappointing it would be to have to sit out.

That will unfortunately be the case for several players tonight as the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks clash in what will be the final game of their second round Stanley Cup playoffs series, with 6 scratches already confirmed for the Canucks.

At the top of the list will be goaltender Thatcher Demko whose absence comes as no surprise with head coach Rick Tocchet confirming earlier that Demko would not be ready to play in Game 7.

Demko will be joined on the sidelines by 5 additional players, with those being Christian Wolanin, Mark Friedman, Vasil Podzokin, Noah Juulsen, and Linus Karlsson. 

While the news is unfortunate for the players mentioned these are the realities of the Stanley Cup playoffs where hard decisions must be made. You can expect another update once head coach Rick Tocchet shares more insight on who will be suiting up later tonight.