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Friday, September 3, 1999
Canucks re-sign BertuzziVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Vancouver Canucks re-signed veteran left-winger Todd Bertuzzi to a contract said to be for two years for slightly more than $2 million.
A restricted free agent, Bertuzzi is coming off an injury-plagued year in which he missed 31 games with a fractured tibia and another 19 when he suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his left knee on March 5.
The five-year NHL veteran managed just eight goals and 16 points in 32 games last year. Drafted 23rd overall by the New York Islanders in 1993, he was acquired by the Canucks in a Feb. 1988 deal that sent Trevor Linden to Long Island.
Terms of Bertuzzi's new contract were not released, but The Vancouver Sun reported Friday that he was to be paid a little over $1 million per year.
With Bertuzzi signed, the Canucks go into training camp this weekend with four remaining restricted free agents yet to sign -- defensemen Ed Jovanovski and Adrian Aucoin and forwards Dave Scatchard and Peter Schaefer.