Canucks land 3rd-string goaltender Richard Bachman with 2-year contract

Thomas Drance
July 01 2015 12:03PM

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The Vancouver Canucks will count on Richard Bachman to replace Jacob Markstrom as the team's third-string goaltender next season.

The club announced on Wednesday that they've locked up the undersized, veteran goaltender with a two-year deal. The financial terms of the deal not disclosed.

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Brad Richardson signs in Arizona

Rhys Jessop
July 01 2015 11:06AM

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, soon-to-be former Canucks centre Brad Richardson is close to inking a 3-year, $2.08 M/yr deal with the Arizona Coyotes. The deal is now official.

The Canucks had hoped to get Richardson re-signed to reprise his bottom-6 C and top penalty killer role, but now they'll have a hole to fill in the bottom of the lineup. Let's take a look after the jump.

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Canucks sign Matt Bartkowski to 1-year, $1.75 million contract

Thomas Drance
July 01 2015 11:00AM

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The Vancouver Canucks have continued to bolster their defense corps, signing former Boston Bruins defender Matt Bartkowski to a one-year contract, the club announced on Wednesday morning. The deal is reportedly worth $1.75 million.

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Report: Canucks will re-sign Yannick Weber for 1-year, $1.5 million

Thomas Drance
July 01 2015 10:12AM

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The Vancouver Canucks have reached an agreement with defenseman Yannick Weber, according to a report from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The deal will pay Weber, who was headed towards unrestricted free agency following Vancouver's decision not to qualify the 26-year-old in order to duck a tough arbitration hearing earlier this week, $1.5 million on a one-year deal.

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Report: Canucks still negotiating with Yannick Weber, haven't called on Franson

Thomas Drance
July 01 2015 09:27AM

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The Vancouver Canucks are still working to keep defenseman and power-play specialist Yannick Weber, even though they opted against qualifying the club's leading goal scorer from the back-end earlier this week.

With the market set to open shortly on Wednesday, Vancouver was still engaged with Weber's agent J.P Barry and discussing a new contract, according to a report from News 1130 Sports. News 1130 Sports is also reporting that the Canucks, as it currently stands, aren't in on Cody Franson.

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