Vancouver Canucks rumored to be scratching another star for 'roster management reasons'

Published February 27, 2023 at 11:47

With the NHL Trade deadline fast approaching on Friday March 3rd, there has been a theme emerging this year. Teams around the league have been sitting players with trade talk implications pending. The Arizona Coyotes have probably been the most popular with this tactic sitting, Jakob Chychrun since February 10th, while trade speculation swirls. The Blue Jackets have been sitting their prized asset defenceman Vladislav Gavrikov since February 14th.

Could the Vancouver Canucks be the next team to scratch a player because of trade talk implications?

Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller has generated discussion on the trade market over the «last day or so» The Athletic hockey insider Shayna Goldman reported Sunday night.

The 29 year old is having productive season for the dismal Canucks, scoring 20 goals and 54 points in 59 games. Miller is in the final year of his existing $5.25 million AAV deal. He'll be under contract at an $8 million AAV through the end of the 2029–30 season.

The Canucks signed Miller just this past September but with the way Vancouver's season has unfolded it appears not many on the roster are untouchable. Daily Faceoff‘s Frank Seravalli indicated last week, the Canucks are «considering a lot of different options» as they look to create cap flexibility going forward.


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Vancouver Canucks rumored to be scratching another star for 'roster management reasons'

How many current Canucks are getting traded before the deadline?

One, Luke Schenn1822 %
Two, Luke Schenn and J.T. Miller2125.6 %
Three, Schenn, Miller, and Garland4352.4 %
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