Defenceman that the Canucks may go after on July 1st.

Things start shaking out Friday, however, and there are some useful free-agent defencemen scheduled to come on the market. Is there a fit for the Canucks? Here’s a list of some possibilities:

1. James Wisniewski, age 27. Previous team: Montreal. Last year’s salary: $3.25 million. Habs have already traded his rights to Columbus so might not make it to market. Often injured but put up 51 points last year, one more than Ehrhoff.

2. Matt Gilroy, age 26. Previous team: NY Rangers. Last year’s salary: $1.75 million. Former Hobey Baker winner fell out of favour in Big Apple. Canucks had interest in him two years ago. Would they again?

3. Ed Jovanovski, age 35. Previous team: Phoenix. Last year’s salary: $6.5 million. One-time Canuck is entering twilight years. Skating always an asset. Might be short-term fix.

4. Ian White, age 27. Previous team: San Jose. Last year’s salary: $3 million. Small and not terribly strong in own end but good puck mover.

5. Roman Hamrlik, age 37. Previous team: Montreal. Last year’s salary: $5.5 million. Like Jovo, getting near the end. Loads of experience. Short-term fix.

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