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June 28, 2013 | 12:16am ET
Ballard, Booth on outs in Vancouver

As the Vancouver Canucks continue their attempts at trading goalie Roberto Luongo, GM Mike Gillis is also trying to move two other members of his roster.

The Canucks have been looking to trade defenseman Keith Ballard and right wing David Booth for several weeks.

Ballard, 30, has two-years left on his current contract that comes with an annual salary cap hit of $4.2 million.

If the Canucks are unable to trade Ballard, there is strong belief the team will buy out his contract. Should that be the case, Vancouver will be responsible for paying Ballard $5.6 million spread evenly over the next four seasons.

Booth, 28, also has two-years left on his current deal, though his cap hit is $4.25 million. Like Ballard, if he's not dealt, he could be a candidate for a buyout.

He is owned $9.25 million, but if bought out, the Canucks will only be responsible for paying him $6.167 million, spread evenly over the next four seasons.

There is debate over Booth's health, however, as he had season-ending ankle surgery in March and might not be fully recovered by the time the buyout period expires on July 4 at 5pm ET.

The Canucks are right up against the $64.3 million salary cap for the 2013-14 campaign.

Gillis is hoping to trade Luongo, as it would prevent him from having to use one of his two compliance buyouts on the veteran netminder.

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