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Report: Canucks working to move Mikheyev

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The Vancouver Canucks have been working to trade winger Ilya Mikheyev since their playoff run ended, Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli reports.

The Canucks also reportedly shopped him at the deadline.

Mikheyev is entering the third season of a four-year contract carrying an average annual value of $4.75 million.

The 29-year-old recorded 11 goals and 20 assists in 78 games with the Canucks this season. He failed to record a point in 11 playoff contests.

Teams are asking the Canucks to attach an asset to Mikheyev in order to take on the contract, Seravalli reports. The Canucks are reportedly balking at that, though, noting that Mikheyev was coming off a torn ACL and should be better in 2024-25.

Mikheyev's best season came during his contract year in 2021-22 with the Toronto Maple Leafs when he produced 21 goals and 11 assists in just 53 games.

The Canucks have several notable pending unrestricted free agents, including Elias Lindholm, Teddy Blueger, Dakota Joshua, Sam Lafferty, Nikita Zadorov, and Tyler Myers. Filip Hronek and Arturs Silovs are restricted free agents due for raises.

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