"I am going to talk to Loui this week and get his thoughts on everything and why he made the comment he did, but (a trade) could be something that's real," Benning said, according to Kevin Woodley of NHL.com.
Eriksson, who has three years left on a six-year, $36-million contract, made the comments to Swedish website HockeySverige.se while playing for Sweden at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
"There could be a fit and if you look at it from Edmonton's perspective, the interest might come from their newly hired coach Dave Tippett, who had Loui Eriksson in Dallas for three years, so there is a familiarity there," Dreger said. "The Vancouver Canucks do see value in Milan Lucic, in that they have a younger team, they have some smallish players... Milan Lucic could add a little bit of bite."
Both Eriksson and Lucic come with a $6-million cap hit.
Eriksson notched 11 goals and 29 points in 81 games this season.