Canucks’ Conor Garland given permission to talk trade with other teams

Vancouver Canucks right wing Conor Garland shields the puck from Arizona Coyotes defenceman J.J. Moser (90) in overtime during an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 13, 2023, in Tempe, Ariz. (Rick Scuteri/AP)

Conor Garland‘s future might not be with the Vancouver Canucks, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

The 27-year-old Vancouver forward has been given the opportunity to discuss a potential trade with other teams, Friedman reported Tuesday.

Garland is the Canucks’ fifth-highest paid player, earning $4.95 million in the third season of a five-year deal. He had 52 and 46 points the past two seasons, respectively, on a struggling Vancouver team that is right against the NHL salary cap and could use some breathing room.

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