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Canucks Set 23 Man Roster

Adios Ruutu! Fare thee well in Utica, Etem! Congrats Skille, Virtanen and Gaunce, you made it!

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The Vancouver Canucks have announced roster moves in advance of the 2 pm deadline for roster compliance. They'll keep one player on a PTO, release another and let Emerson Etem's weak camp send him to waivers.

That means Jake Virtanen, Jack Skille and Brendan Gaunce will all be on the opening night roster. Anton Rodin will start the season on IR (not LTIR, however), so he can be brought back sooner than 10 games, per Ben Kuzma.

It appears the opening night roster will look like this:

More comments from Coach Willie and Jim Benning on the roster decisions:

Skille was Chicago's first pick in 2005. Since then, he has bounced around the league a fair bit, playing in Chicago, Florida, Columbus, and Colorado. His stats from are below:

Jack Skille's regular stats