Canucks, Doig agree to terms

Updated: October 26, 2005, 6:43 PM ET
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Vancouver Canucks: Unrestricted free agent defenseman Jason Doig signed Wednesday with the Canucks.

Terms were not disclosed, but the 6-foot-3, 230-pound defender will report directly to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL, where he already has two assists in five games on a professional tryout contract.

Doig, a seven-year NHL veteran who played for the Washington Capitals in 2003-04, attended Vancouver's training camp on a tryout, but was limited to one exhibition game because of injuries.

A hard-hitting, physical presence on the blue line, Doig also has also played for the Winnipeg-Phoenix franchise and with the New York Rangers. He has six goals, 18 assists and 285 penalty minutes in 158 NHL games.

Colorado Avalanche: The Avalanche assigned left wing Wojtek Wolski to the minors and recalled left wing Paul Healey.

Wolski, Colorado's first pick in the 2004 draft, had two goals and four assists in nine games with the Avalanche. He was sent to Brampton of the Ontario Hockey League.

Healey had one goal and three assists in five games with Lowell of the AHL.

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