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