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Canucks Providing An Opportunity For A Few Older Players

from Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail,

The Vancouver Canucks are committed to giving young players such as Cody Hodgson and Michael Grabner opportunities to make the team this season, but age and experience will also be served when the NHL team begins training camp next month.

The Canucks are speaking with free-agent defenceman Mathieu Schneider about a contract, and have signed veteran forward Dave Scatchard. Schneider, who turned 40 this summer, is recovering from off-season shoulder surgery, but Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said he has been assured the 20-year NHL veteran is healthy enough to participate at camp.

“Obviously, everything is always conditional on passing a physical,” said Gillis, who used to represent Schneider when he was an NHL player agent. “I believe he’ll be ready to go.”

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