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Monday, December 13, 1999
Bodger done with CanucksVANCOUVER (CP) -- The Vancouver Canucks have put Doug Bodger on waivers.
The veteran defenceman, who played just 13 games in a Vancouver uniform, earned one assist and was a minus-six with the Canucks. He was a healthy scratch 15 times before straining a groin during last week's road trip.
If Bodger clears waivers -- the deadline is today -- it is expected he will be assigned to the minors.
Bodger, 33, was signed in August for $700,000 US with the club holding an option for a second season at $850,000 US.
Bodger's equipment was cleared out of the Canuck dressing room Sunday and his name was not even on the lineup sheet handed to members of the media at Sunday's game against the Avalanche.
In other Canucks news, left-winger Brad May will be out six to eight weeks with a second degree sprain of his right knee. May was injured early in the second period against Calgary on Friday when he collided with Flame defenceman Bobby Dollas near the Calgary.
Right-winger Alex Mogilny (back) and defenceman Adrian Aucoin (groin) think they will able to play Thursday against Ottawa.
No word on captain Mark Messier, however.
"When I'm ready I'll be out there," Messier told the Vancouver Sun. "Unfortunately, these are things you can't predict."