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MARKSTROM, CANUCKS WILL RESUME CONTRACT TALKS AFTER POSTSEASON

The Vancouver Canucks will resume contract talks with their starting goaltender Jacob Markstrom once the playoffs have commenced, general manager Jim Benning said Wednesday.

“I’ve got a good relationship with Jacob, and you know we talked about yesterday,” said Benning. “We’re going to get something figured out for him. We both decided let’s just wait until after the playoffs are done."

“We’ll sit down with his agent Pat Morris and with Jacob and we’ll get something figured out. We want to keep him on the team. He’s been a good goalie for us here the last couple of years and a big part of the team.”



Markstrom, 30, is coming off a career best season which saw him post a 2.75 goals against average, along with a .918 save percentage and a 23-16-4 record. The Swedish netminder has been a part of the Canucks organization since he was acquired in a trade with the Florida Panthers during the 2013-14 season.


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JULY 30, 2020  (13H58)
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