Things go from bad to worse for Spencer Martin in Vancouver.
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Things go from bad to worse for Spencer Martin in Vancouver.

Goaltender Spencer Martin has been put in a tough position, and it sounds like its only getting worse.

Jonathan Larivee

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin has not had the best of times as of late, and unfortunately it sounds like things only got worse for him on Saturday.

According to a report from Chris Faber of Canucks Army, Martin has found himself left off the roster for today's scrimmage between members of the Vancouver Canucks. Faber reports that Martin was left off of both the A and the B rosters, an indication that he has once again moved down the depth chart in Vancouver.

The news comes off of the heels of a significant trade this week in which the Canucks acquired veteran backup goaltender Casey DeSmith from the Montreal Canadiens. The move not only showed a relative lack of confidence in Martin himself, but perhaps more importantly it made it appear very unlikely that Martin would earn the job as Thatcher Demko's backup goaltender this season.

Martin appeared in 29 games for the Canucks last season but recorded a fairly ugly 3.99 goals against average and a .871 save percentage which no doubt played into the decision to acquire DeSmith.

Martin made it clear that his goal coming into training camp was to crack the NHL roster this season, a goal that now seems more out of reach than ever before. What this may lead to next is anyone's guess at this time.