Canucks Sign Tanner Glass, Lose Krog; Summer Conditioning Camp Roster

Kevin LeeContributor IJuly 5, 2009

It had been reported by various online blogs and message boards that the Vancouver Canucks have signed free agent forward Tanner Glass, and it has now been confirmed by the Hockey News. It is a two-way, one-year deal for $500,000.

Glass, 25, was suppose to be a restricted free agent July 1, but his rights were not qualified by Florida Panthers, thus making him an unrestricted free agent. Scouts describe him as a two-way forward who likes to play physical and dropping the gloves occasionally to bring energy and protect his teammates. Think Mike Brown.

 

Jason Krog, who played primarily on the Manitoba Moose last season, has departed the Canucks through free agency by signing a two-year deal worth $1.1 million with the Atlanta Thrashers.

This will be Krog's third tour of duty with the Atlanta Thrashers organization. He led the Thrashers farm team, the Chicago Wolves, to the Calder Cup in 2008.

Former Canuck goalie Drew MacIntyre has also signed with the Thrashers.

 

In other news, the Canucks Summer Conditioning Camp rosters have been released by local reporter Farhan Devji on his blog.

The year we will see 27 players attend following the increased budget for player development. The attendees include all of the 2009 draft picks, college free agent signings Eric Walsky and Evan Oberg, Cody Hodgson, Thomas Gradin, draft pick Mats Froshaug, and a number of free agent players.

College prospects Kris Fredheim, Matt Butcher, Taylor Matson, and Patrick White are also attending. As per NCAA rules the players cannot have their pro team pay for their travel expenses. Instead they will have to pay for themselves to keep their NCAA eligibility.

The camp runs from July 6 to July 10 and the players will participate in on-ice and off-ice workouts, the Grouse Grind, and conduct a session with the Vancouver media.

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