If Thatcher Demko starts Sunday versus the Buffalo Sabres — the second of two games in two nights — how will the rest of the week play out for backup Jaroslav Halák?

Asked about the scene post-game, Boudreau essentially declined to answer.

The veteran goalie hasn’t started since his disastrous appearance Feb. 28 in New Jersey, his last start before that was the disaster versus the New York Islanders Feb. 9.

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There’s been plenty of speculation that the Canucks have been looking to trade him.  Halák would be willing to accept a trade to a new situation, given that he’s not played much in Vancouver this season.

But at this point, how many suitors are out there? He’s got a complicated contract, even if it’s only a one-year deal. He’s earned a performance bonus by making 10 starts this season, which is worth $1.25 million. The Canucks have maxed out their cap situation, so if he is on the team before the summer starts, his bonus will be applied to next year’s salary cap.

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