Canucks sign Byron Bitz

The Vancouver Canucks signed free agent right wing Byron Bitz on Monday. Terms of the deal were not announced.

Bitz, 27, missed all of last season recovering from surgery to repair a sports hernia. In 2009-10, he had 5 goals and 6 assists in 52 games split between the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers.

In 87 games with the Bruins and Panthers, the 6-foot-5, 215-pounder has 9 goals, 9 assists and 51 penalty minutes.