Updates on Chris Phillips, Andrew Ference and Devin Setoguchi, plus the latest on the Canucks and Canadiens in your NHL Canadian Corner. 

Chris Phillips hopes to resume his career following back surgery.

Chris Phillips hopes to resume his career following back surgery.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators veteran defenseman Chris Phillips is working hard to return from back surgery in April, though he’s still unsure if he’ll be able to resume his career.

NHL.COM: Goaltending, scoring punch and defensive depth are concerns for the Vancouver Canucks.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Andrew Ference claims there’s no plans for him to turn over the Oilers captaincy to one of their younger core players.

SPORTNET: The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed winger Devin Setoguchi to a professional tryout contract.

NBC SPORTS: The Montreal Canadiens have hired former Vancouver Canucks director of player personnel Eric Crawford as a pro scout.