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Canucks and Bo Horvat Continue To Discuss Long-Term Contract

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The Vancouver Canucks and Bo Horvat’s, the club’s lone restricted free agent, representation are working hard at a long-term deal.

Canucks’ president Trevor Linden took told TSN 1040 on Thursday that the sides have had encouraging talks as discussions move forward.

“All options are on the table. I think we’ve explored many of the options, anything from two to eight [years]” Linden said on the program.

“We’ve had some good conversations with Bo and his rep, Newport Sports, who I was a client of there’s and we’ve done several contracts with them” Linden explained.

“I would say they have been very positive. We’re looking forward to getting Bo under contract. Out of respect to the process I don’t want to say a whole lot, but things have been very positive.

We’re moving along and I don’t see any issues.”

Vancouver is hopeful that a deal can be worked out before the start of training camp.

“Bo’s a quality kid and a good character guy and he’s been great through the process, not that’s he’s been specifically involved in the conversations, but we’re working hard at things to avoid not having him at training camp” Linden said.

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Canucks’ Prospect Michael DiPietro Traded In OHL

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After being names to the Team Canada World Junior selection camp on Monday, Vancouver Canucks goaltending prospect has been traded by the Windsor Spitfires to the Ottawa 67’s in exchange that includes forward Egor Afanasyev and seven draft picks, according to the team’s official website.

DiPietro, 19, was selected 64th overall in the 2017 draft and is considered one of the top goaltending prospects in the league, and he owns a .920 save percentage through 21 games.

 

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Canucks’ Brandon Sutter Out 4-6 Weeks with Separated Shoulder

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The Vancouver Cancucks will be without forward Brandon Sutter for at least 4-6 weeks due to a separated shoulder that he suffered while crashing into the boards during a penalty kill in the second period of Monday night’s game, according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji.

The initial timeline is a “best case scenario” and it is possible that Sutter could miss more the 4-6 weeks of action.

Sutter has recorded three goals and one assist this season for Vancouver.

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Flames’ Travis Hamonic Suffers Facial Fracture During Fight

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Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic will be out of action for a bit after he suffered a facial fracture during a fight with Vancouver Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson on opening night, the team officially announced on Friday.

In a corresponding move, the Flames called up defenseman Rasmus Anderson from the AHL to fill the empty roster spot.

Hamonic and Gudbranson got into it only 4:22 into the first period.

 

 

 

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