The Florida Panthers placed forward Steve Bernier on waivers Thursday.
With forward Jack Skille nicked up with an ankle injury, more moves are expected.
Bernier, 25, was acquired from the Canucks last June along with forward Michael Grabner and a draft pick that turned out to be blossoming minor leaguer Quinton Howden.
Grabner was picked up by the Islanders before the season started and has scored 25 goals. The Panthers gave up defenseman Keith Ballard and minor league forward Victor Oreskovich, who has played a handful of games for Vancouver this season