The Canucks barred striker Jimmy Vesey from waiver this morning after the Toronto Maple Leafs put him on waivers yesterday.Vesey, 27, has scored five goals and two assists in 30 games this season, his first with the Leafs

#Canucks urge striker Jimmy Vesey from waivers Vesey will join the team in Ottawa today.His availability to play will be updated once work permit status details are confirmed

Vesey, a former Hobey Baker Award winner, was a coveted college free agent who came out of Harvard in 2016 with the New York Rangers signed him, and the Boston native had quick success in the NHL Vesey scored in everyone his first three seasons between 16 and 17 goals and two years ago a career high of 35 points

The left winger was exchanged for Buffalo before last season and scored nine goals and eleven assists in 64 games with the Sabers

The move makes sense for the Canucks, who lack depth to the front Vesey is also cheap and minimal risk as his contract is over 900Vesey is listed at 6-foot-3 and 202 pounds, making the Canucks bigger, too

Vesey has an added advantage in that he does not need to be quarantined for 14 days, as would be the case if the Canucks acquired a player from an American team

The Canucks are hoping that Vesey can be more successful with a bigger role he should find in Vancouver – reminiscent of the successful low risk bet GM Jim Benning made with Josh Leivo two seasons ago Vesey Only played 11:07 per game this season, with minimal ability to play in power play (0:15) and some time in penalty shootouts (0:51)

I’ve been told that Vesey will be driving to the club in Ottawa to have it instantly available from #Canucks’ point of view

A nice opportunistic problem-solving opportunity for Vancouver regardless of what you think of Vesey: https: // tco / K1WkoT9tmP

Athletic’s Thomas Drance reports that Vesey is coming to the Canucks in Ottawa tonight as he will be driving from Toronto

It remains to be seen where Vesey fits into the Canucks lineup, although it could instantly be one of the top 6 roles as the team is currently playing without Elias Pettersson

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