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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Derek Dorsett to a four-year contract and defenceman Luca Sbisa to three-year contract.
“Derek has been an incredibly valuable member of the Canucks roster, both on and off the ice this year,” said Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning. “His willingness to chip in both offensively and defensively while standing up for his teammates at all times has been instrumental to our success all season.”
“Luca has been a big part of our backend all season, logging big minutes during key stretches and doing anything that is asked of him by our coaching staff,” continued Benning. “We are excited to have both Derek and Luca in the fold moving forward to continue our goal of winning today, while also having an eye to the future.”
Update: It's official:
Here's the press release:
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ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Luca Sbisa to a four-year contract extension, running through the 2014-15 season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
“We are pleased to be able to reach an agreement with Luca on a long term contract,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “He has a bright future ahead of him and we look forward to watching him continue to develop.”
from Curtis Zupke of Ducks Blog,
Defenseman Luca Sbisa will be re-assigned Monday at a destination to be determined. That means Sbisa, who was called up from juniors last season, cannot return to the NHL this season.
The 19-year-old was minus-1 with no points in eight games with the Ducks since he arrived from Philadelphia with Joffrey Lupul in a trade for Chris Pronger….
Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere did not practice and all but ruled himself out for Monday’s game against Toronto, meaning the Ducks will likely recall former Toronto prospect Justin Pogge from Bakersfield.
“Uh, no,” Giguere said when asked if he could play. “Give it a couple of days rest here, and see what’s going to happen. We’re not too concerned about it, but … we have to give it time and make sure it’s ready.”
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,
Luca Sbisa was surprised when the Flyers traded him to the Ducks in June as part of the blockbuster Chris Pronger deal.
“It took me a couple of days to let it settle in,” the 19-year-old defenseman said. “I thought I had a great time in Philly. But after a couple of days I got more and more excited and I saw the opportunity I would have here.”
His last doubts faded when he arrived in Southern California without a place to stay and was taken in by Bobby Ryan. “He just got his house the day before I moved into his house, so there was no furniture. We had to go buy a blow-up mattress,” Sbisa said, laughing. “But that’s how good of a guy he was.”
Sbisa, born in Italy and raised in Switzerland, later found a place to live in Newport Beach.