Vancouver Canucks claim former Toronto Maple Leafs winger Jimmy Vesey

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VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have claimed winger Jimmy Vesey off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The 27-year-old Vesey has five goals and two assists in 30 games with Toronto this season.

Vasey signed a one-year, US$900,000 deal with the Leafs prior to the season.

The American spent last season with Buffalo after the Sabres acquired him in a trade with the New York Rangers, where Vesey started his NHL career in 2016.

The Canucks say Vesey is expected to join the team Wednesday in Ottawa.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 17, 2021.

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