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Ekman-Larsson Returns to Vancouver with ‘No Hard Feelings’



Florida Panthers defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson celebrates his first goal of the season with Gus Forsling during the first period of the home opener against Toronto on Oct. 19 in Sunrise. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Six months ago, the Vancouver Canucks parted ways with defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson in the biggest buyout deal in NHL history. 

Ekman-Larsson had four years left on an eight-year, $66 million contract he initially signed with Arizona in 2018. 

Tonight, Ekman-Larsson returns to Vancouver for the first time since being paid off to leave — and he says he has “put that all behind me.”

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“It is what it is,” Ekman-Larsson told Florida Hockey Now on Sunday. “It is always a nice place to go, Vancouver is a great city and we had a good time there for two years. No hard feelings or anything but this will be fun.

“It is more about us here. This is a big road trip for our team.”

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