One smaller update might clarify the other bit of transaction news regarding the Canucks, too.
Earlier today, reports surfaced that Scottie Upshall was invited to training camp by way of a PTO. It wouldn’t be surprising if Upshall got that invite, in part, because Brendan Gaunce‘s recovery from shoulder surgery might lean toward the longer side of his rehab window.
TSN’s Blake Price reports that Gaunce, 23, isn’t expected to be available until early November (and could miss more time than that).
Gaunce is likely best served by coming back as close to 100 percent as possible, but you wonder if the Canucks are getting at least a bit antsy when it comes to his development. Gaunce’s two-year contract is a one-way deal, so there’s less motivation to rush back from that end.