Report: Toffoli likely headed to open market

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Vancouver Canucks forward Tyler Toffoli is likely headed to unrestricted free agency, sources told The Athletic's Craig Custance.

Toffoli said in September that his top priority this offseason is to re-sign with Vancouver, but as of now, the club's financial situation appears too tight for the two sides to work out a new deal.

The Canucks have approximately $13.4 million in available cap space this offseason, according to CapFriendly, but they only have five defensemen under contract for next season and need to re-sign star goaltender Jacob Markstrom.

Toffoli joined the Canucks from the Los Angeles Kings prior to February's trade deadline. The 28-year-old winger was an immediate fit in Vancouver's top six, notching 10 points in 10 games prior to the pause and adding four points in seven postseason contests.

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