With Chad Johnson as the only goalie currently on the Sabres roster, it's no secret that Tim Murray is searching for a starter. It's a very busy goalie market, with plenty of sellers. Among the most likely to be moved is Vancouver backup Eddie Lack, who TSN's Aaron Ward reports the Sabres are very interested in.
Much like NYR and Talbot, VAN has multiple offers on Lack. Hearing BUFF among most interested. #TSN— Aaron Ward (@TSNAaronWard) June 24, 2015
Lack, 27, has played in 41 games for the Canucks each of the last two seasons. He has a .917 save percentage and a 2.45 goals against average. He only has one year remaining on his current contract, which carries a $1.1 million cap hit.
Previous reports have stated that the Canucks would be willing to move Lack for a second or third round pick.
The Canucks currently have a goalie surplus. Former Sabre Ryan Miller is the team's most expensive, signed to a three-year $18 million deal last off-season, but he lost out on the starting job to Lack following his injury last season. With the commitment they have made to Miller and the difficultly of moving his contract, the Canucks have already stated he will be the goalie going forward.
Behind Lack Vancouver has Jacob Markstrom, who they acquired from the Panthers as part of the Roberto Luongo trade. Markstrom, only 25, was one of the top goalies in the AHL with Utica this season after clearing waivers. He is a restricted free agent.