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Rumblings: Markstrom impressing Canucks

Jacob Markstrom has a 1.92 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage in 18 games this season. Rich Lam/Getty Images

You may remember that goalie Jacob Markstrom passed through waivers before the season without a taker, allowing the Vancouver Canucks to sneak him down to their AHL farm club in Utica.

The Canucks were open to trading Markstrom earlier this season, but word is now they've decided to keep him given how impressive his development has been this season.

Markstrom, who turns 25 on Saturday, has a 1.92 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage in 18 games this season. There are some in the Canucks organization who believe he could be the next Ben Bishop in terms of being a late bloomer.