Canucks still in talks with pending UFA Richardson

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Mark Guy, the agent for Vancouver center Brad Richardson, said talks are still ongoing with the Canucks about a contract extension for his client, who’s set to hit unrestricted free agency on July 1.

Reports of the talks, per News 1130, come roughly one month after Richardson underwent ankle surgery — a procedure that came on the heels of a season in which he scored eight goals and 21 points in 45 games, good for a career-high 0.47 points-per-game average (over 82 games, that works out to nearly 40 points.)

That production came after an equally solid 2013-14 campaign, in which Richardson scored 11 goals and averaged a career-high 14:54 TOI per night.

Richardson, who missed extensive time with the aforementioned ankle injury but returned for the playoffs, wrapped the last of a two-year, $2.3 million deal. In May, he told The Province he’d like to re-sign in Vancouver.