The Vancouver Canucks announced on Tuesday that defenseman Travis Hamonic is back in the team circle.
The 31-year-old full-back missed out on training camp for the BC club last September. His name was then placed on the list of temporarily absent players.
“This was mutually agreed upon and will give Travis time to sort out his personal affairs. The team is asking the media to respect Travis’ privacy and the club will not be commenting on this at this time, ”the Canucks said earlier in October.
In the coming days, Hamonic will join the Abbotsford Canucks, the American League school club for the Canadian team.
On October 10, the Canucks entered Hamonic’s name on waivers. It had obviously not been claimed, which still allowed Vancouver to save on its payroll.
The Manitoba native signed a new two-year, $ 6 million contract with the Canucks last July. He had previously been hired through the free agent market in January 2021.
In his only season in the Canadian club uniform, he had three goals and seven assists for 10 points in 38 games. He also maintained a differential of -3.