By far the biggest Vancouver Canucks news of Friday was the robust (and well-earned) contract for Bo Horvat (more on that here).

One smaller update might clarify the other bit of transaction news regarding the Canucks, too.

Earlier today, reports surfaced that Scottie Upshall was invited to training camp by way of a PTO. It wouldn’t be surprising if Upshall got that invite, in part, because Brendan Gaunce‘s recovery from shoulder surgery might lean toward the longer side of his rehab window.

TSN’s Blake Price reports that Gaunce, 23, isn’t expected to be available until early November (and could miss more time than that).