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LATEST | Goalscoring veteran hitting the market: Cheap option for Allvin and the Canucks?

Published February 11, 2024 at 11:55
BY OWEN FULLERTON
     
If the Canucks want to add another top six forward ahead of this year's deadline, there could be a fit in Washington, D.C.

After two straight seasons ended early due to a torn achilles tendon, Max Pacioretty is back and healthy with the Washington Capitals.

The 35 year old signed a bonus laden one year deal to join the Washington Capitals in the offseason - 75% of those bonuses have already been paid.

The deal includes a full no-move clause but the Athletic's Pierre Lebrun says he believes he would consider waiving it to join a contender.


My sense is, for the right fit and a chance to chase a Cup, he might waive,
Lebrun said.

Pacioretty hasn't had his goal scoring touch return since being activated by the Capitals, but he's been productive with 8 points in 15 games.

At just 2 million, and given his injury history, he could be a low cost but high upside addition for a contender.

The Capitals are now 7 points outside of a wildcard spot after a surprisingly strong start to the season, and if they continue to slip out of the playoff picture they will likely consider selling a number of pieces.

Any move will have to be approved by Pacioretty, but he could represent a good option for the Canucks.

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