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SportsCanucks won't sign Linus Karlsson or Toni Utunen this summer?

15:10  12 june  2019
15:10  12 june  2019 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

Erik Karlsson nearing decision on future with Sharks, report says

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The Vancouver Canucks will not be signing Linus Karlsson or Toni Utunen this summer , according to Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet. Both prospects will stay in Europe for at least one more season to continue their development. Karlsson , acquired from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Jonathan

The Vancouver Canucks will not be signing Linus Karlsson or Toni Utunen this summer , according to Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet. Both prospects will stay in Europe for at least one more season to continue their development. Karlsson , acquired from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Jonathan

Canucks won't sign Linus Karlsson or Toni Utunen this summer?© Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Vancouver Canucks will not be signing Linus Karlsson or Toni Utunen this summer, according to Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet. Both prospects will stay in Europe for at least one more season to continue their development. Karlsson, acquired from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Jonathan Dahlen, was a third-round pick last June and spent this season in the Swedish second league, where he put up 18 points in 52 games. Utunen meanwhile played the season in Finland’s top league after being a fifth-round selection by the Canucks last year. Vancouver will retain both their exclusive draft rights.

Could Erik Karlsson return to the Senators in free agency?

Could Erik Karlsson return to the Senators in free agency? When the end of the San Jose Sharks' season arrived, the biggest question immediately became, "What would happen to Erik Karlsson?" The star defenseman is a free agent this summer, but was limited by injury at the end of the year and comes with plenty of question marks, including the draft pick compensation San Jose would need to send Ottawa if he re-signed. Karlsson tweeted out a cryptic thank you to the San Jose area, and immediately many started speculating that it would be the end of his time there. Speculation erupted, with landing spots like New York and Tampa Bay seeming the most likely.

Sign up Sign in. Toni Utunen Legacy verified. Tappara / Liiga - 19/20. The Vancouver Canucks selected Toni Utunen 130th overall, in the fifth round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

The Vancouver Canucks have explored a number of different avenues when it comes to adding defencemen, dipping their toes in both the unrestricted and The team hasn’ t had a tone of success thus far when it comes to drafting defenseman, but recent draftee Toni Utunen looks to buck that trend.

Dhaliwal also notes that the Canucks might re-sign restricted free agent Reid Boucher, but no decision has been made at this point. Boucher played just a single game with the Canucks last season, but was a force at the minor-league level with 62 points in 56 games. The 25-year old is arbitration eligible, however, meaning that if Vancouver issues him a qualifying offer, he could file and force a potential one-way deal. Boucher has 42 points through 133 NHL games.

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