The train carrying the idea of Milan Lucic returning home continues to gather steam.
Saturday, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported that the Canucks continue to have interest in the power forward, who general manager Jim Benning tried to sign in the summer of 2016, a year after a heavy push from ownership saw the GM try to add him from the Bruins in a draft-day trade.
“The Vancouver Canucks do see value in Milan Lucic,” Dreger said on Saturday. He noted that Benning sees Lucic’s size as an asset.
Lucic has said on Vancouver radio in recent weeks that he could see himself playing in his hometown one day, and it’s been previously reported that the Canucks made an enquiry into his availability.
Since signing his 7-year, $42 million deal in 2016, the East Vancouver native has had seasons of 23, 10 and 6 goals.