Report: Nine Comets players to join Canucks for July's training camp

According to a report, three forwards, six defenseman and goalie Michael DiPietro will join the Vancouver Canucks when the team returns to training camp on July 10.

Posted: Jun 23, 2020 12:03 AM

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The NHL, along with Utica Comets parent club Vancouver Canucks, is slated to begin its Return to Play training camps on July 10. When that takes place, multiple Utica Comets players will likely be joining the fold.

According to Vancouver Sun sportswriter Ben Kuzma, the Canucks will add nine players from the Comets roster to its training camp roster.

Kuzma reported that the players are:

Forwards: Sven Baertschi, Tyler Graovac, Justin Bailey
Defensemen: Brogan Rafferty, Ashton Sautner, Guillaume Brisebois, Olli Juolevi, Jalen Chatfield
Goalie: Michael DiPietro

Kuzma also tweeted, Monday, that teams will be allowed 30 skaters and an unlimited number of goalies to join the roster for the July 10 training camps, but the number will reduce to 28 skaters and unlimited goalies once the postseason play begins on July 30.

Players on injured reserve do not count towards roster totals.

Nothing has been officially announced by the Canucks just yet. The team is slated to face the Minnesota Wild in a best-of-five Western Conference qualifying round series.

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