Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks working on a late night trade

Sam Hutch
June 26, 2024  (8:36 PM)

Vancouver Canucks, Chicago Blackhawks
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The NHL offseason is in full swing and it seems that teams are keeping insiders on their toes as the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks are working on a trade.

We are just two days removed from game seven of the Stanley Cup final and it seems 30 other NHL teams aren't wasting any time completing trades.
According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks are working on a late night trade that would send Ilya Mikheyev, the rights to Sam Lafferty, and the second round pick the Blackhawks with the rest of the trade as follows
Hearing Chicago and Vancouver working on a deal that will create cap room for the Canucks — potentially involving Ilya Mikheyev and rights to Sam Lafferty, with a second-round pick as a sweetener
However, there appears to be a hold up, as Ilya Mikheyev has not waived his no trade clause to go to Chicago and the Blackhawks are on his no trade list according to Rick Dhaliwal of The Athletic Vancouver.
Mikehev has not yet approved the trade to Chicago, he has a no-trade.

Should the deal go through, the return to Vancouver is a 4th round pick as per Frank Seravalli.
Ilya Mikheyev hasn't formally agreed to waive his no-trade clause yet to go to #Blackhawks, but provided he does, teams have agreement in place on a trade:

To #Blackhawks: Ilya Mikheyev, 2nd Rd Pick, pending UFA Sam Lafferty

To #Canucks: 4th Rd Pick


Update: Vancouver is also sending a 2nd round pick to Chicago as part of this deal.

Update 2: as I mentioned above, even though the details of this trade are known, it has not gone through yet. In fact, according to Chris Johnston, another team is in the mix and Mikheyev might be able to choose where he goes