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Canucks acquire rights to Larsen from Oilers

Edmonton will receive 2017 NHL Draft pick for defenseman @NHL

The Vancouver Canucks acquired the rights to restricted free agent defenseman Philip Larsen in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

Larsen, 26, who last played in the NHL during the 2013-14 season, played this season in the Kontinental Hockey League.

The Oilers conditionally receive the Canucks' fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Larsen has eight goals and 23 assists in 125 NHL games with the Dallas Stars and Oilers. He was a fifth-round pick by the Stars (No. 149) at the 2008 draft.

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