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Canucks Moves Today

07/01/2011 at 10:35pm EDT

From Ben Kuzma at The White Towel:

Low financial risk? High production potential?

That’s the thinking as the Vancouver Canucks signed versatile winger Marco Sturm to a one-year, $2.25 million US contract Friday. A strong skater, he has been slowed by two knee injuries, but on eight occasions the German native has surpassed the 20-goal plateau. However, he was claimed off waivers last season by the Washington Capitals from the Los Angeles Kings and the jury is probably out on what the 32-year-old veteran has left in the tank.

Read on for an overview of all the Canucks moves today, though the story doesn’t include the signing on Vernon native Andrew Ebbett a little while ago. On the other side of the equation, Tanner Glass has now signed with the Winnipeg Jets and Raffi Torres has joined Phoenix.

On the money front, the annual cost of the today’s Canucks’ acquisitions (courtesy of CapGeek): Marco Sturm ($2.25 million), Chris Higgins ($1.9 million, x2 years), Andrew Ebbett ($525,000), Mark Mancari ($525,000). CapGeek most recent estimate is that the Canucks currently have about $5.1 million in cap space.

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