The Coyotes have signed Radim Vrbata to a one-year deal worth $1 million.
One-year removed from a 31-goal, 63-point campaign, Vrbata posted just 13 goals and 14 assists (27 points) in 63 games last season. Vrbata joins a youthful Coyotes’ team and could crack their top-6 right out of the gate. He carries some sleeper potential if he can get back to his 20-goal, 50-point production from his last season with Arizona (2013-14).
Vrbata (knee) will miss the rest of the regular season.
Vrbata only appeared in six games after returning from an undisclosed injury, but suffered a knee injury on Friday and will miss the final 11 games of the regular season. He had a tough season, posting just 13 goals and 14 assists (27 points) in 63 games.
Vrbata (undisclosed) will return to the lineup on Monday.
Vrbata has missed the last five games with an undisclosed injury, but is set to return tonight in Los Angeles. Vibrate has had a down-year, collecting just 12 goals and 12 assists (24 points) in 57 games.
Vrbata back on the top-line with Daniel and Henrik.
Vrbata played on the second line last week, but was back with the Sedin twins at practice this morning. Vrbata’s first season with the Canucks has been going well; he has 29 points (16G / 13A) in 37 games so far.
Vrbata (illness) will return to the lineup on Thursday.
Head coach Willie Desjardins would not confirm if Vrbata would be back in the lineup tonight, but Vrbata did not hesitate to say that he will play after missing Tuesday’s game. Vrbata is expected to skate on the second line with Nick Bonino and Chris Higgins—Vrbata has goals in three consecutive games entering play tonight.
Vrbata (illness) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
Vrbata took part in the Canucks optional morning skate, which is a good sign that he will return to the lineup tonight vs. the Panthers. Vrbata missed Tuesday’s game with an illness, but coach Willie Desjardins wouldn't say if he would be in for sure.
Vrbata was a late scratch on Tuesday night because of an illness and was replaced by Linden Vey. The Canucks are back in action on Thursday, so keep an eye on Vrbata to make sure he gets back into the lineup.
Vrbata back on the top-line in the third period of Saturday’s game.
The Canucks had moved Vrbata off the Sedin’s line earlier in the week. But after they fell behind 5-0, they moved Vrbata back on a line with twins, moving Jannik Hansen to the second line with Nick Bonino and Alexandre Burrows.
Vrbata has been slowed by a leg injury over the weekend and will be starched tonight vs. the Ducks. With Vrbata out, Nicklas Jensen will slide into the lineup and Jannik Hansen will move up to the top line with the Sedin twins.