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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Canucks Re-Sign Sami Salo and Chris Higgins

The Vancouver Canucks have announced that they have re-signed defenseman Sami Salo to a one-year contract worth $2 million and left wing Chris Higgins to a two-year contract worth $3.8 million. The deal will average out to $1.9 million per season. In 27 games last season, Salo had three goals and four assists for seven points. He missed 55 games with an Achilles' tendon injury. The Canucks acquired Higgins on February 28 from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Evan Oberg and a third round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft. In 62 games last season with the Panthers and Canucks, he had 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points. These aren't bad signing for the Canucks, as both players bring plenty of depth to the team at their respective positions. Salo has good size, a decent shot, and brings plenty of offensive skill to the blueline despite being very prone to injury. If Salo can stay healthy all of next season, he should help Vancouver remain competitive on defense. Higgins brings the team plenty of offensive depth to the third and fourth lines, as well as some two-way ability and skill on the penalty kill. He was a fine addition for Vancouver after being acquired by the team and should continue to fit in well over the next two years.

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