The n-h-l trade deadline came and went today with the vancouver canucks making a couple of last minute deals - one of which heavily involving making a couple of last minute deals - one of which heavily involving the utica comets.
The canucks traded comets forward jonathan dahlen to the san jose sharks in exchange for forward linus karlsson.
This was the 21-year-old dahlen's first full year playing in north america - appearing in two at the end of last season for the comets.
This year he had 14 goals and 15 assists in 50 games for utica where he was fifth on the team with 29 points.
Karlsson is a 19 year old prospect currently playing pro hockey in his native sweden.
According to vancouver general manager jim benning good about getting karlsson in this deal.
So dahlen is gone - but zack macewen returns as so dahlen is gone - but zack macewen returns as he was re-assigned to the comets by the canucks today along with goalie marek mazanec muh-zah-nitz macewen appeared in four games for the canucks - including his n-h-l debut - where he registered an assist a fight.
He's third on the comets this year with a career- high 42 points in 49 games.
Mazanec was traded to the canucks from the new york rangers back on the 12th of this month.
He's spent time up in the n-h-l with both the rangers and canucks but has yet to appear in an n-h-l regular season game this year.
He made 20 a-h-l appearances for the hartford wolf pack this year where he was 7-8-3 with a 3.01 goals against average and .903 save percentage.
The canucks also make a couple of 'paper' transactions today - re-assigning defensemen guillaume brisebois and ashton sautner to make them eligible to play with the comets the rest of