Odd. Posted November 20, 2017 Share Posted November 20, 2017 Quote Holm, 25, spent the 2016-17 season with Vaxjo of the Swedish Hockey League where he recorded 21 points (4-17-21) and 30 penalty minutes in 52 games. He signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Canucks in May 26. To make room, the Canucks have reassigned veteran defenceman Patrick Wiercioch to Utica. The Canucks have been short two top-six defencemen in recent games with both Chris Tanev (upper body) and Troy Stecher (knee) on the injury list. However, Tanev is expected to return to the lineup this week. Meanwhile, Rodin was placed on waivers for the purpose of being released from contract. “Anton asked to be released from his contract,” said Canucks general manager Jim Benning. “We value the skill and depth he adds to our team but ultimately it was important to respect Anton’s request to move on.” Rodin, who was MVP of the Swedish league in 2016, scored a goal and one assist in seven games with the Utica Comets this season and was limited to three games as a Canuck last season due to injury. The 26-year-old Stockholm product was originally drafted by the Canucks (53rd overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Vancouver, which is coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blueson Saturday at Rogers Arena, will open a six-game road trip Tuesday, 4 p.m. PT, in Philadelphia. http://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/canucks-recall-swift-skating-defenceman-philip-holm-from-utica He's been our best defenseman down in Utica. Would love to see him get a game sometime down the road. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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