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The Province Feb 8, 2016
Kuzma: Vrbata knows he’s trade material, tries to focus on scoring for Canucks

Kuzma: Vrbata knows he’s trade material, tries to focus on scoring for Canucks

The expectations for Radim Vrbata seemed to shift as quickly as his shift from the first line at training camp to his demotion from the second line at practice Monday. Now, it’s not so much where the offence has gone with just one goal in his last 17 games — and being on pace for only 18 after 31 goals last season. It’s what can the Vancouver Canucks get for Vrbata, a pending unrestricted free agent, at the Feb. 29 trade deadline.
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Disposable Heroes: Radim Vrbata Edition

Radim Vrbata has played for 6 different NHL teams in his 14 year NHL career. That is an oft-traveled player. I think we are starting to see why the 34 year-old  Radim The Dream has been with so many different teams. Jim Benning signed the unrestricted free agent Vrbata to a 2-year $10 million deal almost 2 summers ago. Radim expressed his interest to play with the Sedins as a big reason for signing here. That decision was a golden one as he registered 31 goals and 63 points in 2014-15, including 23 power play points and a +6 rating 5 on 5 in his first season here playing most of the season...

Paille knows what he brings to the Rangers; Kreider on his collision with Vrbata

Daniel Paille knows the drill or, more specifically, why the Rangers were interested in him. Paille, the newest Ranger after signing a two-way deal on Thursday, skated at PNC Arena this morning along with Chris Kreider, extra defenseman Dylan McIlrath and backup goalie Antti Raanta. With Jayson Megna returned to Hartford (AHL) today, the lineup choice is Kreider or Paille and that’s based on Kreider’s health as he deals with neck spams, soreness and stiffness after his collision with Radim Vrbata on his lone overtime shift in the Rangers’ 3-2 win on Tuesday night. Coach Alain...

Megna sent back to Hartford (AHL)

It’s still unclear whether Chris Kreider (neck spams) will be able to play tonight against the Hurricanes here in icy Raleigh, N.C. (where it’s been suggested the residents do not get on the roads unless absolutely necessary) or Daniel Paille will make his Rangers’ debut after signing a two-way deal on Thursday. What is clear is that it will not be Jayson Megna in the lineup. The forward was re-assigned to Hartford (AHL) today after playing five games for the Rangers with one goal and one assist - both points coming in his first game. Megna, 25, played just 8:44 in Tuesday’s 3-2...

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