Ryan Kesler C ANA 3 Months

TSN says center Ryan Kesler hasn't changed his mind and wants out of Vancouver.

Reporter Darren Dreger says Kesler "wants a fresh start and to move on from Vancouver; he met with (new Canucks GM Jim) Benning earlier this week to talk about that. It's believed that Kesler still has six teams on his list that he's willing to be traded to. And we think that Philadelphia and Anaheim are among those."

Ryan Kesler C ANA 4 Months

New Canucks GM Jim Benning would like to meet with disgruntled forward Ryan Kesler.

Kesler agent, Kurt Overhardt, confirmed that he and Kesler met once with Vancouver team president Trevor Linden and Kesler met Linden on another occasion. They are slated to speak once again once a new head coach and the GM are in place. According to the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, Kesler wants to play for a contender and it's unclear what it would take to keep him in Vancouver.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 4 Months

The Anaheim Ducks might go after Ryan Kesler over the summer.

Anaheim reportedly made the Vancouver Canucks an offer for Kesler during the trade deadline, but couldn't work something out in time. Getting Kesler would go a long way towards solidifying their second line. For his part, Kesler has expressed an interest in staying with the Canucks.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 5 Months

Ryan Kesler doesn't want to be traded over the summer.

"This has been my home since my adulthood," Kesler said. "This is really the only city I know besides Michigan. I love it here and hopefully I can stay." The Canucks shopped Kesler before the trade deadline, but ultimately weren't satisfied with the offers they got. Despite Kesler's wishes to the contrary, the team might end up moving him as they shift their gaze more towards the future.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 5 Months

Ryan Kesler has gone the last 18 games without picking up an assist.

That's a streak expected for a defensive defenseman and not a scorer like Kesler who has 24 goals and 42 points this season. He picked up his last assist on January 31.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 6 Months

Ryan Kesler scored a lone goal in Vancouver's 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers Tuesday night.

Kesler now has 24 goals and 18 assists with an awful minus-15 rating in 72 games this season. Daniel Sedin assisted the lone goal.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 6 Months

Ryan Kesler scored a goal in the Canucks' 5-2 win on Wednesday.

It was Kesler's second game back from a knee injury. He has 23 goals and 41 points in 69 games this season.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 6 Months

Ryan Kesler returned to action on Sunday March 23.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 6 Months

Ryan Kesler will be a game-time decision for Sunday night's contest against Buffalo.

He had two successful practices on Friday and Saturday and seems to moving around without a limp or any visible signs of the knee injury that sidelined him for the Canucks' last four games. Check back with us just before game time for updates as to Kesler's status.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 6 Months

Ryan Kesler (knee) participates in Friday's practice.

Kesler has missed four straight games due to the injury. The fact that he's already practicing is encouraging, but we wouldn't count on his return being imminent. "I'm not going to play until I am ready," Kesler said. "There's no sense in going out there and injuring myself again, but I felt good [Friday] and we'll see if I wake up sore [Saturday]."