The Canucks have lost fourth-line left winger Aaron Volpatti on waivers to the Washington Capitals. Volpatti, a 27-year-old native of Revelstoke, was a healthy scratch in three of the last five games and was averaging just 7:18 of ice time, lowest on the team.

“It’s a bit of a mixed feeling,” Volpatti said before he left for Washington. “I’m happy to stay in the NHL and have a new opportunity but Vancouver was my first shot and, being a B.C. kid, I really loved it here. So, as I said, it’s a bit of a mixed feeling.”