Eriksson, Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel ,the ninth overall pick in Friday night's Entry Draft, a 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 seventh-round pick were traded by the Canucks to the Coyotes in exchange for Conor Garland and Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Friday, TSN.ca reports.
Eriksson has just one season remaining on his albatross of a six-year, $36 million deal, and the Coyotes aren't in a position to compete in 2021-22, so they've essentially decided to take on several ugly short-term contracts while sending Garland and Ekman-Larsson to Vancouver in order to acquire the ninth overall pick in Friday evening's draft. Eriksson appeared in just seven games with the Canucks last season, tallying one helper over that span, and it isn't clear if he'll have a regular role with Arizona next year.
Eriksson was assigned to Vancouver's taxi squad Wednesday, Patrick Johnston of Province Sports reports.
Eriksson will head to the taxi squad in order to make room for Jimmy Vesey, who was claimed by Vancouver off waivers Wednesday. Eriksson has picked up one helper in seven games this campaign.
Eriksson was activated to the active roster Saturday.
This makes Eriksson eligible to play in Saturday's game versus the Oilers. He has just one assist in five games this season, so he's not likely to make an impact even if he's in the lineup.
Eriksson was designated for the taxi squad Thursday, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.
In a corresponding move, Jayce Hawryluk was promoted to the active roster. Eriksson has rotated in and out of the lineup lately, playing five of the last nine games and adding an assist. The 35-year-old can continue practicing and traveling with the team while on the taxi squad.
Eriksson recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Flames.
Eriksson intercepted a pass in the Canucks' defensive zone and fed Brandon Sutter, who quickly sniped the puck into the empty net. Saturday was just the second game of the year for Eriksson, who has mostly been limited to the taxi squad and healthy scratch duties this season. The 35-year-old winger should be in the mix for a bottom-six job now after the Canucks snapped a six-game losing streak Saturday.
The Canucks waived Eriksson on Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
No one is going to want to pick up Eriksson's $6 million per year contract, so expect him to be assigned to the taxi squad after passing through waivers. The 35-year-old winger made his season debut Saturday against Toronto, going scoreless while posting a minus-2 rating in 9:16 of ice time.
Eriksson has been added to the Canucks' active roster.
Eriksson was just dropped to the taxi squad Thursday before being promoted Friday, so this may just be a procedural move. The 35-year-old winger has yet to crack Vancouver's lineup this season.
Eriksson was assigned to Vancouver's taxi squad Thursday.
Eriksson will swap places with Justin Bailey, who was added to the active roster in a corresponding move. The veteran winger has yet to draw into a game with the Canucks this campaign.
Eriksson was recalled from Vancouver's taxi squad on Friday.
The 35-year-old was demoted to the taxi squad prior to Thursday's contest against Edmonton after being a healthy scratch Wednesday. Despite moving up to the 23-man roster, Eriksson is still likely to be a healthy scratch more often than not this season.
The Canucks shifted Eriksson to their taxi squad Thursday.
Eriksson stayed with the club after being waived Monday, but he didn't suit up in Wednesday's opening clash with Edmonton. The veteran will likely be a common presence in the press box this season, as he was replaced by Justin Bailey on the 23-man roster Thursday.
Despite being waived Monday, Eriksson is on Vancouver's 23-man roster ahead of Wednesday's Opening Night clash with the Oilers.
Although he's still with the big club, Eriksson is projected to be a healthy scratch against Edmonton. The 35-year-old vet struggled last season, notching just 13 points in 49 games, so he'll likely be a common presence in the press box in 2020-21.
Vancouver placed Eriksson on waivers Monday.
After four seasons with the club, Eriksson was never able to reach the level of play expected of him. In 2019-20, he played 49 games, scoring six goals and seven assists. He will likely be one of the first to be called up as he can be placed anywhere in the lineup. It wasn't uncommon for him to play on Bo Horvat's line last year, although that opportunity didn't made him viable in fantasy.
Eriksson (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's Game 2 against Minnesota, Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
Eriksson missed Game 1 with an undisclosed injury, but he'll jump back into his bottom-six role for Game 2. The 35-year-old vet notched 13 points in 59 games during the regular season.
Eriksson (undisclosed) is listed as a scratch for Sunday's Game 1 against the Wild, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
It's unclear why Eriksson isn't suiting up, but he also missed last Wednesday's exhibition game. The 35-year-old was a healthy scratch on several occasions during the regular season, so even if he's fit to play, he may not make the lineup for Tuesday's Game 2.
Eriksson (undisclosed) isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's exhibition game against the Jets, Irfaan Gaffar reports.
Unless the Canucks disclosed that Eriksson is sitting Wednesday for injury reasons, there isn't yet any reason to be worried about his status for Saturday's tilt against Minnesota. Across 49 games in the regular season, Erikkson had just six goals and 13 points.
Eriksson watched Tuesday's meeting with the Islanders from the press box.
Eriksson had been regularly playing in the Canucks top six on Bo Horvat's line, but the return of Brock Boeser (ribs) has pushed him out of the lineup for the time being. He has just six goals and 13 points in 49 games on the campaign.
Eriksson scored a goal and delivered an assist in Saturday's 9-3 drubbing of the Bruins.
Eriksson assisted Tanner Pearson in the second period, and he then scored a goal of his own just 51 seconds later. The two-point effort snapped a nine-game drought for the Swede, who now has 12 points and 50 shots in 42 appearances. He's seen a limited role lately, reaching 15 minutes just three times in the last 10 games -- Eriksson's inconsistency and lack of physicality will typically keep fantasy owners away.
Eriksson collected an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Eriksson has a goal and three helpers on his current four-game point streak. The Swede is up to 10 points, 38 shots on goal and a plus-5 rating in 32 contests this season. While he's hot, he could help fill out rosters in DFS formats.
Eriksson had an assist, three shots on goal, two blocked shots and two PIM in Monday's 3-1 win over the Blues.
Eriksson had the primary helper on Bo Horvat's empty-net goal. The assist gave Eriksson points in three straight outings. The Swedish winger has nine points, 37 shots and 10 PIM through 31 games this season.
Eriksson posted a goal on three shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Eriksson broke a scoreless deadlock with his tally at 14:05 of the second period. The Swede is up to five goals and eight points in 30 games. He's added 34 shots on goal and a plus-4 rating.
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