Monday, September 13, 2010


According to Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis, Yann Sauve is “just lucky to be alive.”

Sauve, a Vancouver Canucks prospect, was hit by a car last week while attempting to cross Burrard Street in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“He's just lucky to be alive,” Gillis said to the Vancouver Province Canucks blog The White Towel. “You get hit by a car these days …

“It's difficult to get hit by a car.”

Gillis showed no sympathy for the former/current Saint John Sea Dogs defenseman.

“It might have been a French-English thing, I'm not quite sure,” Gillis said, “but he decided to walk the opposite way of everybody else and got hit by a car.”

Kristin Reid, who covers the Canucks for Canucks TV, sent this Tweet out last night.

Gillis: Yann Sauve has a concussion after being hit by a car last week. He's expected to make full recovery.
Sauve was expected to play for the Canuck rookies this weekend oat the NHL’s Young Stats Tournament in Penticton, BC. But due to his injuries, he has been forced to sit out.

“It was hard not to feel for the 20-year-old Montreal native, who often could be seen wringing his hands, I'm sure out of frustration with his predicament,” writes Ian Walker of the Vancouver Sun.

“Sauve's only noticeable injuries are abrasions to his face and arms, but he otherwise seemed to be moving okay.”

Sauve is currently not listed on the Sea Dogs’ roster and did not attend any part of Training Camp. He does, however, have one year of junior eligibility remaining if he were to not make any professional league. He is expected to play with the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose this year.

In four seasons with QMJHL Saint John, Sauve has 20 goals and 82 assists in 251 regular season games.

Photo Credit: Lewiston MAINEiacs

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