January 6, 2019 | 12:50pm ET
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CANUCKS TO TRY AND RE-SIGN EDLER?

 
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Alexander Edler, defenceman

 

The Vancouver Canucks have received some interest in veteran defenceman Alexander Edler, who is in the final year of his contract.

Edler, 32, owns a full no-trade clause and would have a say in where he ends up, if the Canucks look to trade him. He’s not yet been approached about the possibility of waiving it.

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During Saturday night’s “Headlines” segment on Hockey Night in Canada, Nick Kypreos reported the Canucks and Edler’s camp will have a discussion about a contract extension in the next couple of weeks, and those talks could impact his future with the club.

Edler’s made it clear his preference is to stay in Vancouver long-term, though he could bring the team a solid return if dealt by the Feb. 25 trade deadline, upon which he can look to re-sign with the club in the off-season.

According to Kypreos, Edler’s current $5 million salary cap hit (annual average value) could increae on his next deal if Edler’s willing to agree to a shorter-term contract with Vancouver.

In 30 games with the Canuck so far this season, Edler has registered four goals and 15 assists for 19 points, while averaging a team-high 23:12 of ice time per game.