Canucks and Beyond
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Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the club has signed defenceman Alex Edler to a four-year contract extension through the 2012-13 NHL season. Edler enters his third season as a Vancouver Canuck.
“Alex is a gifted puck-moving defenceman who sees the ice extremely well for such a young player,” said Mike Gillis. “He has made great strides in his career and we look forward to further growth and development in his game.”
Edler has been a pleasant surprise from the first moment he put on a Canucks jersey and I’m glad to see him on the team long term. But I’d be curious to know the dollars of this deal, and even TSN hasn’t sniffed that out yet.
In other Canucks news, it’s possible the U.S. government has concerns about that Lukas Krajicek trade—he continues to languish in Vancouver waiting for someone to stamp his paperwork.
Update 10:35pm PT: According to Ben Kuzma at The Province, the Edler deal is for $13 million, with an annual cap hit of $3.25 million.
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Shane O’Brien and right wing Michel Ouellet in exchange for defenceman Lukas Krajicek and right wing Juraj Simek from the Tampa Bay Lightning. O’Brien will report to Vancouver and Ouellet will report to Manitoba.
From TSN, some dismal—though not entirely unexpected—news:
CKNW radio in Vancouver has learned that the Canucks have lost defenceman Lukas Krajicek for the remainder of the season. He will have season-ending surgery on his shoulder this week in Vancouver.
In far more positive news, Kevin Bieksa appears to be shaping up fast:
[He] participated in the full practice Monday but won’t play for the Canucks until he gets at least one American Hockey League game under his belt with the Manitoba Moose.
“I felt a little bit better today than the other day,” said Bieksa, out since Nov. 1 with a lacerated calf. “It’s hard to say if I will be ready to play this weekend. It could happen.”