Jake Virtanen

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    Jake Virtanen: Signs KHL deal

    Jake Virtanen agreed to terms on a one-year contract with KHL club Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.Since being selected by Vancouver with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, Virtanen spent the past six seasons playing for the club in which he tallied 100 points in 317 contests. At just 25 years of age, this may not be the last we've seen of Virtanen in the NHL, especially if he can put together a solid season playing in the KHL.

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    Canucks' Jake Virtanen: Expected to be bought out

    The Vancouver Canucks placed Jake Virtanen (indefinite leave) on unconditional waivers Sunday for the purposes of buying him out, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.Once Virtanen clears waivers, he will be bought out by the Canucks. The 24-year-old had one more season remaining on his deal. Virtanen had just five goals in 38 games this past season and was eventually placed on indefinite leave after being accused of sexual assault allegations, causing him to miss the final 12 games of the year.

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    Canucks' Jake Virtanen: Placed on leave due to allegations

    Jake Virtanen has been placed on leave by the Vancouver Canucks following allegations of off-ice misconduct.Per Glacier Media, the allegations pertain to sexual misconduct that reportedly occurred in 2017. For now, Virtanen will be on leave for what sounds like an indefinite period while the appropriate investigations take place. The odds of Vancouver making the playoffs are near-nonexistent, so it's safe to assume Virtanen's season is likely over.

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    Canucks' Jake Virtanen: Clears virus protocols

    Jake Virtanen was activated off the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Sunday, NHL.com reports.Virtanen is expected to skate on Vancouver's third line and second power-play unit Tuesday against Toronto. He's picked up four goals through 32 games this campaign.

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    Canucks' Jake Virtanen: Shifts to protocol

    Jake Virtanen was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Tuesday, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.The Vancouver Canucks have 18 players in COVID-19 protocol, and their games have been paused through the weekend. The 24-year-old Virtanen has posted four goals and no assists through 32 games this year.

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    Canucks' Jake Virtanen: Dealing with sickness

    Jake Virtanen missed Tuesday's practice with a non-COVID-19 illness.Virtanen will be tested accordingly, and it's uncertain whether he'll be available for Wednesday's game against the Flames. The team will likely re-evaluate Virtanen in the morning before making a final decision. The 24-year-old has recorded four points through 34 games this year.

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    Canucks' Jake Virtanen: Ends offensive dry spell

    Jake Virtanen scored a goal on his only shot and had two blocks in Saturday's 5-4 shootout loss to Montreal.Virtanen recorded his first point in the last eight games when he one-timed a J.T. Miller feed past Carey Price, squaring the game at 1-1 just 22 seconds into the second period. After a promising 18-goal, 36-point campaign in 2019-20, Virtanen has followed up with four goals and no assists in 30 games this season.

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    Canucks' Jake Virtanen: Lights lamp twice

    Jake Virtanen scored a pair of goals, including one on the power play, in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs.This was easily Virtanen's best game of the season -- it's just the second time he's gotten on the scoresheet. With Elias Pettersson (upper body) out, J.T. Miller shifted to center and Virtanen got a chance to play on the top line. The 24-year-old Virtanen has just three goals to go with 33 shots on net, 47 hits and 26 PIM through 22 appearances. His best chance of staying in top six once Pettersson returns is to outperform rookie winger Nils Hoglander.

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    Canucks' Jake Virtanen: Stuggling to score

    Jake Virtanen has just one point through 21 contests.Virtanen recorded 18 goals and 18 assists in 2019-20, both career highs. It was looking like the 24-year-old was starting to fulfill his lofty draft stock. However, 2021 has proven to be the opposite, as Virtanen's offense has completely dropped off. As a result, his average ice time has dropped from last year's 13:05 to 11:21.

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    Canucks' Jake Virtanen: Healthy scratch again Tuesday

    Jake Virtanen is a healthy scratch Tuesday against Montreal, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.Virtanen got into the lineup Monday in Montreal after sitting out the previous two as a healthy scratch, and it appears he didn't do enough against the Canadiens to get the nod against them again Tuesday. Adam Gaudette will take Virtanen's spot on the third line next to Brandon Sutter and Antoine Roussel.

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