Mason Raymond is expected to be back in the Vancouver Canucks' lineup Saturday night.
Whether the veteran left winger is still in Vancouver next season is an entirely different matter. The Canucks face a serious salary cap crunch next season and right now it's looking like Raymond may be one of the casualties. He will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and the team has made no overtures to Raymond and agent J.P. Barry about an extension. Raymond said that after weathering some nerves leading up to Wednesday's NHL trade deadline, he's trying not to think about next season. "Who knows, right?" he said. "You can't think about it. If you are looking too far ahead, you are going to steer yourself off track."