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Roundup: Canucks re-sign Weise, Sens retain Da Costa, Brunnstrom heads to Sweden

Jul 25, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT

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Here’s a roundup of smaller moves from this afternoon.

Canucks avoid arbitration, sign Weise to one-year deal

Vancouver re-upped with physical fourth liner Dale Weise, signing him to a one-year, one-way deal worth $615,000. Weise, a former Rangers forward, was best known for his part in last season’s dust-up with the Boston Bruins that saw him fight Nathan Horton and draw the ire of Shawn Thornton as well. He had four goals, four assists and 81 penalty minutes in 68 games for Vancouver.

Ottawa re-signs Da Costa for one year

Former Merrimack College standout Stephane Da Costa will stick with the Ottawa Senators after inking a one-year, two-way deal. The native of Paris, France played in just 22 games with the Sens last season potting three goals and adding two assists. Da Costa spent most of the year at the Sens’ AHL affiliate in Binghamton.

Brunnstrom is heading back to Sweden

So much potential, so little of it fulfilled. Former lusted after Swedish prospect Fabian Brunnstrom is headed back to the Swedish Elite League after signing a three-year deal with Frolunda. Brunnstrom scored 17 goals in his first season with Dallas in 2008-09, but failed to find his way after that with both Toronto and Detroit. So long Fabian, we hardly knew ye.

  1. loinstache - Jul 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Good for Weise, he’s the kind of gritty and reliable fourth line presence the Canucks have struggled to consistly achieve.

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