Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows is reportedly willing to accept a trade out of Vancouver, according to Elliotte Freidman on Sportsnet’s “Headlines” segment Saturday.
The 34-year-old left wing is still on the books next year with a $4.5 million cap hit.
It’s a difficult scenario for general manager Jim Benning, who has said that the team is focusing on the future and their youth movement, but are also considering make moves to improve the team at the trade deadline.
He said on Vancouver radio this week that he believes that playoff experience will benefit the young players and the team more than the higher draft pick.
Through 52 games this season Burrows has posted seven goals and 16 points.
After Saturday’s game Burrows denied the report, as Friedman noted on Twitter.
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