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February 24, 2017 | 6:47pm ET
Canucks ask players for trade lists

The Vancouver Canucks have been fairly active this week on the trade front and have gone as far as to ask their players with no-trade or no-movement clauses for lists of teams they would accept a trade to.

During a Friday afternoon interview on TSN 1040, Canucks GM Jim Benning confirmed the Canucks have asked all of their players with various clauses -- including Daniel and Henrik Sedin -- in their deals for a list of teams they would accept a move to.

He did not confirm, however, if every player obliged.

"We've been working hard all week," Benning said. "We've asked our players that have provisions in their contracts (for) a list of teams that they will go to. We asked the players for those lists. We're doing our due diligence.

"We're not looking to move players unless we think we're getting a good deal back. But we're looking at all of our options to try to improve our group going forward."

In addition to the Sedins, forward Loui Eriksson also owns a no-movement clause, while forwards Alexandre Burrows, Jannik Hansen and Brandon Sutter, defenseman Alexander Edler and goalie Ryan Miller each own a no-trade clause.

Benning declined to discuss what teams he's spoken to about some of his players, and which players he's specifically close to moving.

While a trade involving the likes of the Sedins or Eriksson is considered extremely unlikely, moving Burrows, Hansen and/or Miller could be strong possibilities by the March 1 trade deadline.

Miller can list five teams he would accept a trade to, as per his contract, while Hansen reportedly already submitted a list of eight teams he would accept a trade to. Every other player with a provision in his contract has the right to list as many or as few teams as he likes, or none at all.


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