Canucks trade Kassian for Prust, re-sign Weber amid off-season of transition

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber (6) fights for control of the puck with Calgary Flames left wing Michael Ferland (79) during the first period of game 2 of the NHL Western Conference first round playoff hockey series in Vancouver, B.C. Friday, April 17, 2015. The Canucks have re-signed defenceman Weber to a one-year deal.
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VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks are in transition and kept the changes coming on the first day of free agency.

Vancouver traded right-winger Zack Kassian and a fifth-round pick in 2016 to the Montreal Canadiens for left-winger Brandon Prust.

The Canucks also brought back Yannick Weber to a US$1.5-million, one-year deal and signed goaltender Richard Bachman for two years and defenceman Taylor Fedun for one.

The 26-year-old Weber remains on the Canucks' blue line, which is expected to be younger after the club traded Kevin Bieksa to Anaheim.

"Excited to spend another year with the @VanCanucks," Weber tweeted. "Thank you to the fans and organization for the support."

Weber has 63 points in 229 NHL games with the Canucks and Montreal Canadiens.

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