Biega was reassigned to AHL Utica on Friday. Biega joined the Canucks from the AHL on November 8, but played in just one out of Vancouver's three games during his recall. Luca Sbisa is expected to travel with the team for their upcoming road trip, which likely prompted Biega's demotion.
Biega was called up to Vancouver from AHL Utica on Sunday, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports. This will be Biega's second stint with the Canucks of the season, having been sent down just two days ago. His two-way contract likely means that active movement between the majors and minors will be the norm for him this season.
Biega was assigned to AHL Utica on Thursday. With Dan Hamhuis returning to Vancouver's lineup Monday against the Flyers, the Canucks are no longer in need of Biega's services as a depth defender. The 27-year-old blueliner didn't crack the Canucks' lineup during his most recent stay with the big club.
The Canucks have recalled Biega from AHL Utica. Vancouver needed an extra body on the blue line with Dan Hamhuis reportedly out for the next two road games due to a lower-body injury. Enter Biega, an all-around talent, albeit one who is inexperienced in the NHL having drawn into just seven games at hockey's highest level of competition.
The Canucks re-signed Alex Biega to a one-year, two-way contract Tuesday, the Province reports. The deal is worth $600,000 at the NHL level.
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