Hedberg was rehabbing in Manitoba

Updated: January 18, 2004, 11:46 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks recalled goaltender Johan Hedberg from Manitoba of the AHL on Sunday.

Hedberg, out of the Canucks' lineup for more than a month after breaking his wrist against Pittsburgh on Dec. 9, played two games with Manitoba as part of a conditioning assignment. He gave up a total of nine goals on 77 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss in Cincinnati and a 5-1 loss in Chicago.

Hedberg, acquired from Pittsburgh to back up starter Dan Cloutier, has played in just nine games due to injuries. He is 5-2-2 with a 2.17 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in Vancouver.

The Canucks also sent goaltender Alex Auld to Manitoba. Auld was 2-1-2 with a 2.10 goals-against average with the Canucks.

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