Vancouver Canucks player is looking for a raise from the team which may lead to him being traded.
BY MARCO JANUARY 12, 2023 (12:19)
Similar to Artemi Panarin, he has had a stellar start to the season.
Kuzmenko is a fantastic trade asset with 17 goals and 35 points in 39 games and a $950,000 entry-level cap hit. Vancouver, though, seems to want to hang onto him.
The unfortunate aspect of this is that he is allegedly expecting a bridge deal with a cap-hit above $6 million due to his excellent play.
Here is Pierre LeBrun of The Atheltic's quote on the matter:
This will be a difficult deal to fit in given the Canucks are already close to the salary cap threshold for the upcoming season, not counting captain Bo Horvat if they can find a way to keep him.
Would you move him or bring him back if you were the Canucks general manager?
Source: Blade of steel