Canucks trade Krajicek

BOB MACKIN, 24 HOURS VANCOUVER

, Last Updated: 2:46 PM ET

Congratulations Lukas Krajicek, you're leaving the Wet Coast to return to the Sunshine State.

The injury-prone defenceman, who came to the Canucks with Roberto Luongo in 2006 from the Florida Panthers, was shipped to the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday. He was packaged with Manitoba Moose right winger Juraj Simek in exchange for defenceman Shane O'Brien and right-winger Michel Oullet.

O'Brien, 25, will join the Canucks, who open their season Thursday against the Calgary Flames. Oullet, 26, is headed for Winnipeg.

O'Brien has six goals in three NHL seasons with Tampa Bay and the Anaheim Ducks.


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