Ethan Bear, Kyle Burroughs and Colin Delia updates
Qualifying defenseman Ethan Bear before he got injured at the World Hockey Championships was never an issue, it may be now.
Bear had surgery on his shoulder last week and is out 6 months.
Sources indicate it is not a slam dunk the Canucks will qualify Bear after the NHL draft next week.
If they do not, he becomes a UFA.
Agent Jason Davidson continues to talk with the Canucks about Bear, one thing is clear, the long term injury to Bear has made his contract situation much tougher to deal with.
UFA defenseman Noah Juulsen is a player the Canucks like and they are talking to his agent about a new contract.
After a long period of no talks with UFA Kyle Burroughs agent Ross Gurney, the Canucks have reached out to Gurney and made a contract offer to the Langley native.
A heart and soul player who finally got a call from the Canucks.
The door is not 100% closed when it comes to signing UFA goalie Colin Delia but the odds of him re-signing are getting slimmer and slimmer.
I have been told - both sides are looking at different potential fits but have not ruled out a re-signing.
Canucks may be trying to see if they can upgrade on Delia but again - not a ton of money to play with.
A 1 way contract could also be an issue for the Canucks when it comes to Delia.