The Hurricanes have signed Brock McGinn to a two-year extension worth $4.2 million ($2.1M AAV).
McGinn has settled in as a bottom-6 winger in Carolina, picking up 26 points (10G / 16A) in 82 games in 2018-19. With proven top-9 players like Ryan Dzingel and Erik Haula coming in this summer, McGinn will continue to be limited to a fourth-line role in 2020.
The Hurricanes signed Gustav Forsling to a one-year deal worth $874K.
Forsling had three goals and six assists (nine points) in 43 games with the Blackhawks last year and had a few games in the AHL. The 23-year-old blueliner was traded to Carolina this offseason and will likely be on their third-pairing to start 2020. If he plays a full season in the NHL, Forsling has 20-plus point upside with the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes have signed Haydn Fleury to a one-year extension worth $850K.
Fleury split the 2019 campaign between the AHL and NHL but is set to become a full-time NHLer in 2020. Fleury had just one assist in 20 NHL games a year ago but brings great size (6-foot-3, 208 lbs.) and excellent skating ability to the Hurricanes bottom-4.
The Hurricanes have re-signed Clark Bishop to a one-year contract.
Source: Hurricanes 07/15/19, 3:50 pm EST
The Hurricanes have signed Ryan Dzingel to a two-year deal worth $6.75 million ($3.375M AAV).
The Hurricanes have signed Brian Gibbons to a one-year, $725K deal.
Source: Murray Pam 07/8/19, 5:25 pm EST
The Hurricanes will match Montreal’s offer sheet and sign Sebastian Aho to a five-year, $42.27M contract extension ($8.454M AAV).
The Hurricanes have signed Petr Mrazek to a two-year deal worth $6.25M ($3.125M AAV).
The Hurricanes have acquired James Reimer from the Panthers for Scott Darling and a 2020 sixth-round pick.
Reimer has two years remaining on his contract that carries a $3.4M cap-hit and the Panthers were trying hard to move it ahead of free agency. Reimer, who went 13-12-5 with a 3.09 GAA and .900 SV% last year, will likely serve as Carolina’s No.2 option between the pipes in 2020.
The Hurricanes have signed Alex Nedeljkovic to a two-year contract extension worth $1.45M ($725K AAV).
Nedeljkovic, who is viewed as one of the best goaltending prospects in the NHL, is coming off of an outstanding 2018-19 AHL campaign. Nedeljkovic led the AHL in wins (34) and GAA (2.26) en route to being named the league’s best netminder. He wasn’t done there, Nedeljkovic went 10-4-0 with a 2.34 GAA and .916 SV% in the AHL playoffs to help guide Charlotte to a Calder Cup Championship. With Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney both likely leaving in free agency, Nedeljkovic could see a lot of games at the NHL next year.
The Hurricanes acquired Erik Haula from the Golden Knights for Nicolas Roy and a conditional 2021 fifth-round pick.
Haula missed 67 games last season after suffering a lower-body injury that required him to be stretchered off of the ice in November. In his two seasons with Vegas, Haula had 62 points (31G / 31A) in 91 total games. Haula has one-year left at $2.75M AAV and the condition on the fifth-round pick is dependent on Haula re-signing in Carolina after next season.
The Hurricanes have acquired Gustav Forsling and Anton Forsberg from the Blackhawks for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela.
Forsig had three goals and six assists (nine points) in 43 games with Chicago last season. He has appeared in at least 38 games in each of his first three NHL seasons, tallying a total of 27 points (8G / 19A) in 122 career games. Forsling is still a pending RFA but will likely get a contract to be the Hurricanes No.5/6 defenseman in 2020.
The Hurricanes have acquired Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling from the Blackhawks for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela.
Forsberg spent the entire 2019 season with Rockford (AHL), going 15-17-1 with a 2.64 GAA and .919 SV% in 32 games. Forsberg has gone 11-24-4 with a 3.21 GAA and .901 SV% in 45 career NHL games with Columbus and Chicago. He will likely report to Charlotte (AHL) to start the 2020 season.
The Hurricanes signed Eetu Luostarinen to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Luostarinen, 20, was a second-round pick (No.42 overall) in 2017 and recorded 15 goals and 21 assists (36 points) in 54 games with KalPa Kuopio of the Finnish Elite League this season. Luostarinen also appeared in four games for Finland at the IIHF World Championship, where he helped them win Gold.
The Hurricanes have signed Jesper Sellgren to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Sellgren, 20, was selected in the sixth-round (No.166 overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft and just wrapped up his first season in the Swedish Elite League, where he accumulated three goals and 12 assists (15 points) in 52 games with Lulea HF.
Martinook (lower-body) will be a game-time decision for Game 4.
Martinook continues to battle a lower-body injury and is a game-time decision for Game 4 after missing Game 3. "I hope so, but I'm not sure. We'll find out tonight,” Rod Brind’Amour told reporters about Martinook’s availability for Game 4.
Martinook (lower-body) is not on the ice for warmups; will not play in Game 3.
Martinook continues to battle a lingering lower-body issue and will not play in Game 3 vs. the Bruins. Saku Maenalanen will draw into the lineup to replace Martinook on the Hurricanes’ fourth line.
Mrazek is expected to start Game 2 in Boston.
Mrazek allowed four goals on 27 shots in the Hurricanes 5-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Despite the loss, Mrazek looked no worse for wear after getting hurt in Game 2 vs. the Islanders. Mrazek has only lost back-to-back starts once since mid-December (Games 1 and 2 vs. Washington) so look for a bounce-back performance from the Hurricanes netminder in Game 2.
Mrazek (lower-body) is expected to be available for Game 1 in Boston.
Mrazek was back on the ice on Monday and told reporters that he was feeling fine physically and could be the Game 1 starter in Boston. Head coach Rod Brind’Amour has yet to announce his starting goalie and we may have to wait until pre-game warmups to find out who it is.