Canucks, Schneider close in on deal
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)
The 26-year-old Schneider was set to become a restricted free agent on Sunday.
''We have agreed in principle to a deal with Cory Schneider. More news in the next few days,'' Gillis posted on his official Twitter account.
The Canucks have made it known this offseason that they are looking to trade Luongo and the remaining 10 years on his mammoth contract.
Schneider earned $900,000 last year and is due for a hefty raise.
In 68 career games, the Marblehead, Mass., native, has a 38-17-4 record with a 2.24 goals-against average and .928 save percentage.