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Canucks get in on PTO-fest with Ryan White

Los Angeles Kings v Minnesota Wild

ST PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 27: Ryan White #21 of the Minnesota Wild looks on during the third period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings on February 27, 2017 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Kings 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Did NHL GMs gather and agree to get back to work in late-August? Maybe a lot of their kids are going back to school or something?

Anyway, the Vancouver Canucks got in on the action on Tuesday, giving forward Ryan White a PTO.

The Canucks announced it with amusingly little fanfare; perhaps a longer release is coming soon?

White, 29, was drafted 66th overall back in 2006 by Montreal, where he began getting NHL reps in 2009-10. His run with the Habs ended in 2013-14, as he then played for the Flyers for two seasons and then split time between the Coyotes and Wild in 2016-17.

His past two seasons have been his best as he’s generated 16 points each time and played 65 and 73 games respectively.

White made a strong first impression with the Wild and then did little else. All of his production (two goals, one assist) came in his first two contests with Minnesota. That was handy at the time, though, as mumps were rolling through the team.