The Vancouver Canucks made a series of moves as part of the NHL Trade Deadline yesterday with several of those moves having an immediate effect on the Comets.
Forward Zack MacEwen and goaltender Marek Mazanec were reassigned from Vancouver to Utica. MacEwen suited up in four games with the Canucks, picking up one assist. MacEwen is having a breakout season, putting up 42 points (17-25-42) in 49 games with the Comets.
Vancouver originally acquired Mazanec in a trade from the New York Rangers on February 13. He did not play in a game with the Canucks, but appeared in 20 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack, going 7-8-4 with a 3.01 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage. In his AHL career, Mazanec has a record of 100-74-22 with a 2.67 goals-against average, .908 save percentage and 11 shutouts. The Czech Republic native has also played in 31 NHL games, going 8-13-4 with a 2.98 goals-against average, a .895 save percentage and two shutouts.
The Canucks also acquired forward Linus Karlsson from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Jonathan Dahlen. Karlsson was a third round pick of the Sharks in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He is currently playing for Karlskrona HK in Sweden’s Allsvenskan, where he has 17 points (4-13-17) in 48 games.
Defenseman Ashton Sautner was reassigned and recalled to make him eligible for the remainder of the season and AHL playoffs. Sautner has eight points (3-5-8) in 31 games with Utica.
Defenseman Brandon Anselmini was recalled from the Kalamazoo Wings. The defenseman has 24 points (3-21-24) in 45 games with the Kalamazoo Wings this season.
The final roster move came today when Guillaume Brisebois was recalled from Vancouver. Brisebois has 10 points (3-7-10) in 47 games with the Comets this season. He has also played two games with the Canucks this year.
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