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Canucks’ Brock Boeser Foot Not Broken, Status Unknown

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The Vancouver Canucks are relieved that Brock Boeser does not have a fracture in his left foot, but his status moving forward is still uncertain.

Boeser is having a solid season, leading the Canucks and NHL rookies with 17 goals and 30 points.

Boeser was injured blocking Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano’s shot during their game on Sunday.

 

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Canucks Sign Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel

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The Vancouver Canucks have signed Antoine Roussel and Jay Beagle in a pair of moves that have been long rumored, according to Sportsnet’s Rick Dhaliwal.

Roussel, 28, scored 5 goals and collected 12 assists in 73 games last year for the Dallas Stars.

Beagle, 32, was a part of the Washington Capitals during their run to the Stanley Cup.

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Canucks’ Olli Juolevi To Undergo Back Surgery

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Vancouver Canucks defenseman prospect Olli Juolevi will undergo a microdiscectomy procedure for a disc in his lower back, the team officially announced on Monday.

Juolevi began experiencing discomfort during offseason training and after consulting with the team’s medical staff, they decided on the durgery.

While Juolevi was the 5th overall pick in the 2016 draft, he has failed to live up to expectations and is the only player selected in the Top 11 spots in that draft that has yet to appear in the NHL.

 

 

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Canucks Sign Elias Pettersson to 3-year, Entry-Level Deal

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The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Elias Pettersson to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to a team announcement on Friday.

Pettersson shined in his first season in the SHL, leading the league in regular season scoring with 59 points, and playoff scoring with 19 points, which are both new SHL records by a U20 player.

“Elias is a talented offensive player with tremendous vision and skill,” Vancouver general manager Jim Benning said in a release.

“Like most Canucks fans we watched with excitement the incredible season he had in Sweden. This is an important offseason of training and development for Elias and we expect him to be ready to challenge for a roster spot in training camp.”

Pettersson was named Rookie of the Year and Best Forward as well as Most Valuable Player for the regular season and the playoffs.

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