Predators Likely Out On Canucks' Winger

The Nashville Predators were believed to be one of three teams most heavily interested in the Vancouver Canucks' Conor Garland. The Canucks and Garland are actively working to find a destination to move him to and they are looking for some defensive help. The team just acquired Mark Friedman from the Pittsburgh Penguins, but that isn't a solution they are willing to bet on.

The Predators have seven defensemen that should be in the lineup every night, but Luke Schenn, one of those defensemen, has just been ruled out for 4-6 weeks with an injury. It was predicted that Dante Fabbro was what the Canucks might want in a return for Garland because of the smaller cap hit and being a right shot defenseman that's younger. But right now, Elliotte Freidman said that the Predators are likely out of the running for now since Fabbro is needed.

If Garland still hasn't been traded by the time Schenn is back for the Predators, there is a good chance this trade idea is revisited. Talks have been picking up as Garland and his agent have now been trying to find a trade as well as the team. The winger's numbers haven't been very flattering so far this season with one goal in three games and 11:34 of ATOI. He scored 17 goals and 46 points last season and has three years left on his deal at $4.95 million AAV.

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