The MH News just broke the story
Well no surprises here. A 2 spotter being a euro and a 20 yr old was writing on the wall. Sebastien Owuya has cleared waivers so he could be picked up by anyone.
Leaves the door open for Tochkin to come back. If he doesn't return the Tigers would be in the market for a 20yr old.
It looks like the canucks are giving Tochkin a long look to see whether he would be better fit in junior or the AHL/ECHL. From what I've read he had a very good pre-season rookie tournament and the Chicago Wolve's head coach Craig Mactavish really liked his play. However the Canucks fans says he wasn't that noticeable during the nhl exhibition games and practice. Tochkin was scratched for tonight's pre-season game, which leads me to believe the Canucks have already decided what they want to do with him.
Tochkin also gave off this tweet: "has a feeling fate will be found out tomorrow"
The Canucks also have 2 pre-season agme on saturday and sunday so they may wait to make some more cuts.