"Active" is such a strong word

Reading the CBC.ca report of Calgary's game against Anaheim tonight, and it discussed how Yelle is the expert at Game 7:

Yelle has faced Game 7 scenarios 10 times in the post-season, tying him with Greg de Vries for the most among active players, and is one of the character players Calgary counts on in critical situations.

Er, can you say that again? Did the CBC just mistake Greg de Vries as an active player? The dude has 40 goals in almost 650 games! The two game-winning-goals he scored this season amounts to a whopping 28.5% of his career total. de Vries is many things (less of an asshole than some of his relatives out west, for example), but calling him "active" really stretches the boundaries of the English language.