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Canucks sign free-agent Radim Vrbata

Canucks sign free-agent Radim Vrbata

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks signed free-agent right wing Radim Vrbata to a two-year, $10 million deal Wednesday.

The 33-year-old Vrbata, from the Czech Republic, had 20 goals and 31 assists in 80 games last season for the Arizona Coyotes. He had a career-high 35 goals for the Coyotes in 2011-12, and has 215 goals and 249 assists in 792 games in 12 seasons with Colorado, Carolina, Chicago, Tampa Bay and Arizona.
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