Patrik Allvin and Ilya Mikheyev incoming trade: There's new development

Cooper Godin
June 25, 2024  (4:47 PM)

Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev.
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The Canucks have been trying to trade Ilya Mikheyev and his hefty contract ever since the season ended.

Despite allowing his agent to facilitate a move, it doesn't appear that the Vancouver Canucks are close to trading forward Ilya Mikheyev. On Monday's edition of Canucks Central, Satiar Shah shared that internally, there's a belief that an Ilya Mikheyev trade isn't close to being complete and for now, Patrik Allvin remains adamant about not attaching an asset just to get his contract off the books.
Shah added that the Canucks believe Ilya Mikheyev can bounce back next season. Whether or not that'll be in Vancouver with the Canucks or with another organization remains to be seen.
"Sat says the internal sense is a trade isn't close with Mikheyev and at this point Canucks don't want to attach an asset.

Canucks think he can bounce back next season.

(Canucks Central)"

Mikheyev, 29, has two years remaining on his contract with a cap hit of $4.5 million and is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2026. The Canucks don't have many draft picks that they'd be willing to part with to off-load Mikheyev's contract and probably aren't wanting to retain salary either, so there's a possibility he's not moved at all this summer and starts the year in Vancouver.
However, Mikheyev's agent is continuing to facilitate a move for his client and the Canucks, but it won't be easy given the season he had and was not good whatsoever in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
In 78 games during the regular season, Mikheyev had 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists), four penalty minutes and was a plus-one. Then in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Omsk, Russia native went point-less in 11 games, which can't happen, especially for someone making near $5 million per season.
It'll be interesting to see if anything materializes in the coming days and weeks or if the Canucks will have to wait until next season's trade deadline to try and get a deal done.
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