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Jason Garrison is eager to make his Vancouver debut now that lockout is over.

"I am extremely excited that it worked out finally and we are able to get back on the ice," Garrison said Monday. "Obviously, for me it's going to be a lot of fun." He signed a six-year, $27.6 million deal with the Canucks in the summer after notching 16 goals and 33 points in 77 games with Florida in 2011-12. "I like to think of myself as a two-way player," he said. "I'm physical, can shoot the puck, but I think it's about working out of your own end first, working hard in your own end, getting pucks up and being first on pucks and wearing them down and then letting that go and starting on the offense. This team is super offensive, so it's going to be a little different for me."