Canucks reassign winger Justin Bailey to AHL’s Utica Comets

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The Vancouver Canucks have reassigned forward Justin Bailey to the AHL’s Utica Comets, the team announced on Tuesday.

Bailey, 24, has played two games for the Canucks this season. He has 24 goals and 40 points across 45 games in Utica.

The winger was a second-round pick by the Buffalo Sabres in 2013, and also played for the Philadelphia Flyers through parts of last season.

The minor-league assignment comes on the heels of Vancouver’s acquisition of forward Tyler Toffoli from the Los Angeles Kings, which saw Tim Schaller, Tyler Madden, a second-round pick and a conditional fourth-rounder go the other way as the team attempts to make a post-season push ahead of the trade deadline.

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