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Ryan Kesler's trade out of Vancouver could be inching closer to completion, according to Darren Dreger of TSN.

He didn't have a destination worked out, but said a deal may occur within 24 hours at around 3:00 p.m. ET. Stay tuned as Kesler trade rumors are sure to heat up heading into the first day of the NHL Entry Draft on Friday.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 4 Months

According to multiple sources, ESPN is reporting that Chicago and Anaheim are the frontrunners for Ryan Kesler.

However, it's believed that no trade for Kesler is imminent and the Canucks won't move him unless they feel they getting far value in the deal. One source said that the Pittsburgh Penguins remain in the mix as well.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 4 Months

Chicago and St. Louis are now interested in the services of Ryan Kesler.

The two teams join Pittsburgh and Anaheim as Kesler has stated he wants out of Vancouver but wants to go to a contender as he still has a no-trade contract. Chicago may be a tough trade as the Blackhawks are nearing the salary cap ceiling and still need to sign Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to long-term extensions, while the Blues have plenty of room under the cap. Kesler will be a top-six forward wherever he goes so his fantasy value will not suffer.

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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 5 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 5 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.

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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 7 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 7 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 7 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.