Report: Milan Lucic Would Waive NTC for Vancouver

While trade talks swirl on Draft Day, Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has confirmed that the Vancouver Canucks are one of the teams he’s willing to waive his no trade clause for, according to Dhiren Mahiban of Pro Hockey Talk.

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The Bruins forward is said to have given the Bruins his updated list of 15 teams that he’d waive his NTC for and the Canucks are on there. With Boston in the midst of cap trouble and hoping that they’ll still be able to find a way to retain young defenseman Dougie Hamilton, a trade may be in the works.

Speculation about interest in Lucic has been circulating, and there have been reports of the Canucks having interest in bringing Lucic home. The Canucks may clear enough cap space in trading Kevin Bieksa, who is rumored to be a candidate for a trade with San Jose, and goaltender Eddie Lack.

But, while rumors circulate and Lucic confirmed that the Canucks are on his list, he also told Mahiban that the Bruins “have not approached him” about a trade.

Lucic had a bit of a down year last season with 18 goals and 26 assists through 81 games. Lucic is just 27 years old and has one year left on his contract with a $6 million cap hit and $6.5 million in promised money this season.

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