Iain MacIntrye of Sportsnet: Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom is a pending unrestricted free agent and was having a career year. Markstrom said that hockey and free agency are secondary nowadays.
“With all the other stuff, hockey has kind of become not so important with everything going on around the world,” Markstrom told reporters in a conference call from Sweden on Wednesday. “Obviously, I would have liked to have a long-term deal and know what I’m going to do for the next few years here. But that’s not the case right now.