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.
The Canucks waived Graovac on Monday.
Graovac played eight games for Vancouver in 2019-20, scoring a pair of goals. A lower-body injury prevented him from seeing the ice more, but he will be an option for the Canucks to call up if needed.
Graovac signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canucks on Sunday.
Graovac lost most of the 2019-20 season due to a lower-body injury. He nevertheless managed to play eight games for the Canucks (two goals) and another 11 with AHL Utica (two goals, one assist). The 27-year-old center is a long-shot to make the NHL roster in the upcoming season.
The Canucks assigned Graovac to AHL Utica on Thursday.
Graovac has been sidelined since Dec. 1 with a lower-body injury, but his demotion to the minors suggests that's no longer an issue. The 26-year-old is a fringe NHLer and has only picked up two goals in eight appearances with the big club this campaign, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his status.
Graovac (lower body) started skating Saturday.
Graovac hasn't played since Dec. 1, and he remains on IR for the time being. He's still likely a bit away from getting back into game form, and his next step will be participating in practice. Graovac will likely work in the bottom six when he's back in the lineup.
The Canucks placed Graovac (lower body) on injured reserve Monday, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
The move was retroactive from Sunday, which means Graovac will miss at least the next three games. Coach Travis Green already told reporters Sunday that Graovac is expected to be out "for a while", so the fact that he was placed on IR wasn't quite a surprise. With the 26-year-old sidelined, look for Zach MacEwen to handle fourth-line center duties for the time being.
Graovac (lower body) will be out "for a while" according to Canucks head coach Travis Green.
While that's obviously not a concrete timetable, it's safe to assume that Graovac is probably considered week-to-week right now. The 26-year-old has two goals in eight NHL games this season. Fortunately, the team should be getting Antoine Roussel (knee) back sometime soon.
Graovac suffered an undisclosed injury during Sunday's contest against the Oilers, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
It's unclear when Graovac sustained his injury but he saw just 2:48 of ice time in the first period before exiting the contest. An update on his status should be available before Tuesday's tilt against Ottawa.
Graovac scored a power-play goal and added two PIM in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Oilers.
Graovac opened the scoring at 3:31 of the first period. The 26-year-old is up with the Canucks to provide center depth while Brandon Sutter (groin) and Jay Beagle (lower body) are sidelined. Graovac has two goals in seven contests.
Graovac scored a power-play goal on his lone shot of the game in a 6-3 win over Nashville on Thursday.
A recent call-up from AHL Utica, Graovac scored with the man advantage to put the Canucks up 2-1 late in the first period. It was his first goal in three games with the Canucks this season and his first at the NHL level since Feb. 2016 with Minnesota. The 26-year-old logged less than seven minutes of ice time Thursday and is strictly an organizational depth piece for the Canucks.
Graovac was brought up from the minors Wednesday.
Graovac hasn't appeared in an NHL game since 2017-18 when he was with the Capitals. The 26-year-old center's potential inclusion in the lineup versus Dallas on Thursday will depend on the healthy of Jay Beagle (undisclosed) and Brandon Sutter (lower body).
Graovac signed a two-way contract with the Canucks on Monday.
The exact term of the deal for Graovac is unclear, but the two-way nature of the pact suggests that he could spend enough time in the minors to leave him without much value in the fantasy realm. Minnesota selected him in the seventh round of the 2011 draft, but he's since compiled only nine points -- all in the 2016 campaign -- through 62 NHL games split between the Wild and Capitals. Graovac signed a deal with the Flames at this time last year, but he never ended up playing for them.
Graovac was waived by the Flames on Tuesday, TSN reports.
Graovac signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames in July. He's primarily played in the AHL since the Wild took him in the seventh round (191st overall) of the 2011 draft. His NHL totals are comprised of seven goals and two assists over 62 games between the Wild and Capitals. Assuming he clears waivers, the depth pivot's next destination will likely be AHL Stockton, which is the Flames' top minor-league affiliate.
Graovac signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Flames on Sunday.
The 25-year-old only played five games with the Capitals last season, with most of his campaign spent with AHL Hershey. He netted 29 points in 53 games in the minors.
Graovac was designated for waivers Thursday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Graovac appears to be the odd man out as the Caps are expected to activate Andre Burakovsky (thumb) off injured reserve. The 24-year-old Graovac will be reassigned to AHL Hershey -- assuming he goes unclaimed -- where he has notched two points in four games this year. The center will likely remain on the short list of potential call-ups throughout the season as injuries inevitably pop up.
Graovac (upper body) will play Saturday against the Maple Leafs, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Graovac hasn't played since Oct. 17, also against the Maple Leafs. He compiled seven goals and two assists through 52 games last season while averaging just 9:50 per game. He's likely to see an increased role, as he's slotted for the third line Saturday, but the 24-year-old forward hasn't proven to be worthy of fantasy consideration yet.
Graovac (upper body) is likely to take warmups before Friday's game against the Lightning, but he isn't expected to play, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports. However, he may return Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
Based on this latest report, it seems like we can write off Graovac returning Friday. Saturday is a possibility, especially since Graovac was just recalled from the AHL after a long-term conditioning stint.
The Capitals recalled Graovac (upper body) from AHL Hershey on Friday.
Graovac was sent to the minors on a long-term conditioning loan, so his promotion to the big club indicates he's no longer feeling the effects of his upper-body injury. The 24-year-old forward is still technically on injured reserve, but he'll be eligible to return to the Capitals' lineup as soon as he's activated.
Graovac (upper body) was assigned to AHL Hershey on a long-term conditioning loan Tuesday.
After Graovac plays a few games with the Bears, the Capitals will need to decide if they want to recall him to the big club or if they want to waive him with the hope of keeping him with the minor-league team more permanently. The 24-year-old was not particularly effective last season with Minnesota and, between injury and poor play, has not done much to earn his keep in Washington just yet.
Graovac (upper body) will not suit up for Friday's clash with Pittsburgh, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Graovac will miss his 10th consecutive outing due to his upper-body malady. Even prior to getting hurt, the center had been unable to secure a regular role in the lineup, as he served as a healthy scratch in four other contests. Considering the Ontario native is not guaranteed ice time even once give the all-clear, fantasy owners should probably consider other forward options.
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