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Canucks address need for secondary scoring by acquiring centre Roy from Dallas

Tuesday, 04.02.2013 / 1:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - It looks like the Vancouver Canucks have added some much-needed depth at forward.

According to multiple media reports, the Canucks have acquired centre Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars for defenceman Kevin Connauton and a second-round pick.

Vancouver is in need of secondary scoring as its second line has been hit hard by injuries this year. Mason Raymond recently joined Ryan Kesler and David Booth on the injured list with a sore shoulder.

Roy has four goals and 18 assists in 30 games with Dallas this year. He previously spent eight seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, scoring 161 goals and adding 266 assists in 549 games.

His best season with the Sabres came in 2007-08, when he had 32 goals and 49 assists in 78 games.

The Ottawa native will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Connauton has seven goals, 18 assists and a minus-12 rating in 60 games with the AHL's Chicago Wolves this season.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory