Veteran blueliner in trade limbo

The Nanaimo Clippers have subtracted some veteran leadership from the defence corps. Nick Bell is not in camp this month because the Clips are attempting to trade the 20-year-old.

The Nanaimo Clippers have subtracted some veteran leadership from the defence corps. Nick Bell is not in camp this month because the Clips are attempting to trade the 20-year-old.

“We offered him an opportunity to be traded to a different club and he’s contemplating that decision,” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers general manager, on Thursday.

The trade is contingent on the player agreeing to report to his new team.

Bell, a six-foot, 205 pounder from Nanoose Bay, was an alternate captain with the Clippers last season.