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NHL trade rumors: Carolina Hurricanes reportedly close to moving Anton Khudobin or Justin Peters


The Carolina Hurricanes are likely to move either Anton Khudobin or Justin Peters before the NHL roster freeze kicks in. This comes via various sources, including TheFourthPeriod.com and Elliotte Friedman. At the start of the season the Hurricanes couldn’t keep two goalies healthy. Now they are carrying three netminders on their NHL roster, two of which are affordable options for teams looking for help in goal.

As per TFP:

Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford continues to have trade calls for one of his goaltenders, as he’s expected to move either Anton Khudobin or Justin Peters this week. Rutherford indicated that he plans on moving a goalie by the NHL’s holiday roster freeze, with Khudobin or Peters set to move out of town.

No specific teams have been linked to Carolina, but several teams around the NHL could use either Peters or Khudobin. Both have been solid in limited action, and neither player carries significant risk or cap hits. Both netminders can become free agents, and both have put up solid numbers on a so-so Hurricanes team.

Khudobin has been out most of the year due to injury, but he was outstanding for the Boston Bruins a year ago. Peters, on the other hand, has resurrected his NHL career and carries a low cap hit of $537, 000. It seems to be only a matter of time before one of the two goalies is moved.

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