Report: Canucks working to extend Edler
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The Vancouver Canucks are progressing toward an extension with defenseman Alexander Edler, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

With a playoff berth not guaranteed and Edler's contract set to expire at the end of the season, the veteran blue-liner might have garnered outside interest ahead of the Feb. 25 trade deadline. However, his current deal contains a no-trade clause, and both team and player were hoping to continue their long-standing relationship, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

Since being selected No. 91 overall in the 2004 draft, Edler has yet to call another NHL team home. He became the Canucks' longest-tenured player after the retirements of his countrymen Daniel and Henrik Sedin last summer. In 796 regular-season games, the Swede has notched 89 goals and 265 assists.

The 32-year-old has 20 points through 38 appearances this season but has been on the injured reserve for most of February after suffering a concussion against the Philadelphia Flyers on Feb. 4.

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