Canucks demand Vesey, Senators block Forsberg from waiving waivers

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Canucks demand Vesey, Senators block Forsberg from waiving waivers


New teams, same division.

Two North Division players join new Canadian clubs on Wednesday as the Vancouver Canucks called for forward Jimmy Vesey for a waiver, while the Ottawa Senators nabbed Winnipeg Jets goaltender Anton Forsberg by Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.

Vesey, 27, signed a one-year deal with the Maple Leafs worth $ 900,000 in October – a deal considered at the time to be a low-risk pact with high return potential as an option. in-depth scoring. The forward, however, struggled to reach his stride, totaling five goals and seven points in 30 games this season. Toronto is now erasing that cap hit as GM Kyle Dubas searches for depth in the commercial market, while Vancouver looks for a spark up front.

It is now the fourth different team and the third stop in the North Division for Forsberg this season. The 28-year-old goaltender initially signed with the Edmonton Oilers in October for $ 700,000 as a third string option, but did not show up for the club. Claimed by Carolina in January from Edmonton’s waivers, Forsberg was put on the sidelines and picked up by Winnipeg soon after. He is now landing in Ottawa as an insurance policy following an apparent injury to Matt Murray. Forsberg is yet to appear in a game this year.

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