Graovac was assigned to AHL Manitoba on Tuesday, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.

The Canucks' typical AHL affiliate is in Utica, but keeping players in Canada cuts the quarantine time in half. As a result, Graovac is expected to spend a bulk of the year with AHL Manitoba. The 27-year-old has played 70 NHL games in his career, posting 11 points.

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