Could the Jackets look to add Higgins?

The Canucks placed Chris Higgins on waivers last Tuesday. A day later, the former Yale forward cleared, with nobody interested in assuming the $2.5 million he’s due annually through 2017. Higgins is only 32 years old. The left wing scored 12 goals and 24 assists in 77 games for Vancouver last season. But Higgins is the odd man out as general manager Jim Benning tries to make his aging roster younger.

Higgins could still be moved. He played for John Tortorella with the Rangers. Tortorella and the Blue Jackets could use some up-front experience. But the Canucks will most likely have to retain salary to move Higgins.

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