The Calgary Flames have given pending UFA winger Milan Lucic permission to speak with other teams in advance of the free agent market opening on July 1, Vancouver hockey insider Rick Dhaliwal reported Tuesday.

Dhaliwal added that the Vancouver Canucks are believed to be among the teams that have internally discussed the prospect of signing Lucic as an unrestricted free agent.

Lucic, 35, collected seven goals and 19 points in 77 games with the Flames during the 2022–23 regular season. He added two goals and four points while wearing an “A” to help Team Canada win gold at the 2023 IIHF World Championship in Finland and Latvia.