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Canucks news: Jacob Markstrom wants to remain in Vancouver

With the 2019-20 NHL season on pause, the Vancouver Canucks have more time to try and figure out their playbook for the offseason.

Without a doubt, the biggest task for general manager Jim Benning is to figure out what to do with 30-year-old goalie Jacob Markstrom, who’s set to enter unrestricted free agency for the first time in his career.

Next year’s Seattle expansion draft complicates things for the Canucks. If they hand Markstrom a multi-year extension, Benning will either have to trade or expose “goalie of the future” Thatcher Demko.