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Saturday, November 20, 1999
Canucks activate Snow, re-assign SchwabVANCOUVER (Ticker) -- The Vancouver Canucks today activated goaltender Garth Snow from injured reserve and assigned Corey Schwab to Orlando of the International Hockey League.
Snow, 30, played only twice early this season, then missed 17 games with a broken finger. A full-time starter for the first time in 1998-99, he was 1-1 with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage before going on injured reserve.
Schwab, 29, split time with Kevin Weekes after being acquired from Atlanta on October 29. He went 2-1-1 with a 3.60 GAA and an .861 save percentge in five appearances.
Acquired in January 1998 in a deal for superstar Pavel Bure, Weekes has played well in his first full NHL season. The 24-year-old is 6-3-3 with a 2.82 GAA and a .904 save percentage, helping Vancouver to the top of the Northwest Division at 9-6-4.
Snow, who re-signed this summer, played 65 games last season, going 20-31-8 with a career-high six shutouts and a 2.93 goals-against average in his fourth full NHL campaign.
He was acquired March 4, 1998 from Philadelphia for goaltender Sean Burke. In his career, which started with the Quebec Nordiques in 1993-94, the Wrentham, Massachusetts native is 68-66-24 in 176 games.