Carolina is looking into trade options for defender Jake Gardiner, Sportsnet insider Elliott Friedman reported.
The 30-year-old has a 3-year contract with a $ 4.05 million caphit.
Last season, he scored 24 points (4 goals, 20 assists) in 68 regular season games with -24 utility and 16:40 average playing time.
In 6 playoff games, he scored 1 (0 + 1) point with zero utility.
Carolina has signed contracts with 6 defenders, including Gardiner. The Hurricanes are also likely to negotiate a new deal with Haydn Fleury.
At the same time, according to Friedman, the club would like to add a striker to the team. According to him, “Carolina” may include the number of teams interested in Mike Hoffman.
According to CapFriendly, the team still has $ 5.08 million under the salary cap with 19 players signed for next season.