June 8, 2019 | 10:45pm ET
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CANUCKS, OILERS DISCUSSING LUCIC TRADE

 
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Milan Lucic, right wing

 

The Vancouver Canucks are in talks with the Edmonton Oilers regarding veteran winger Milan Lucic and it’s possible a trade gets ironed out later this month.

During Saturday’s “Insider Trading” segment on TSN, Darren Dreger reported the news that the Canucks are still interested in Lucic, though the Oilers would need to sweeten the pot in order to facilitate a trade.

The Canucks would likely include winger Loui Eriksson as part of a deal going back to Edmonton, and Dreger notes his familiarity with new Oilers coach Dave Tippett could be beneficial.

Lucic owns a full no-movement clause but is willing to sign off on a trade to Vancouver, while Eriksson owns a full no-trade clause and would have to approve a deal to Edmonton.

Eriksson, 33, has three-years left on his contract and comes with a $6 million salary cap hit, while the 31-year-old Lucic has four-years remaining on his deal and has the same cap hit.

Lucic currently ranks No.27 on the TFP Off-Season Trade Watch list.