Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Staal Undergoes Surgery for Core Muscle Injury

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-season training. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in..." July 29

  • Canes’ new coach low-key, but ready for challenge

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters was an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings last season when the HBO crew rolled in to tape the “24/7: Road to the Winter Classic” series. The HBO cameras were everywhere, it seemed, but Peters wound up with scant on-air time. “I hid, for sure,” Peters..." July 27

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Canes GM Ron Francis says Brett Bellemore has signed a 1-year, 2-way deal. Gets $600,000 NHL, $175,000 AHL.

  • Canes’ top draft pick hopes to make NHL quickly

    Raleigh News & Observer "Being a first-round draft pick – even a top 10 draft pick – carries no guarantees when it comes to playing in the NHL. That’s especially true for defensemen. Haydn Fleury would like to think he’ll be an exception, that he can play his way onto the Carolina Hurricanes’ roster this year and..." July 24

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Rasmus Rissanen

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Rasmus Rissanen on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Rissanen $575,000 at the NHL level, or $90,000 at the..." July 23

  • Carolina Hurricanes prospects start development camp

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes’ locker room is packed with prospects this week, young players filling every seat during development camp. Some hope to be back in the room for the Canes’ preseason training camp in September. A few can hope to be in it when the Canes’ regular season begins in..." July 23

  • Canes believe Semin will be ready for training camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "As much as things have changed for the Carolina Hurricanes, one rather simple hope remains: the team is crossing its fingers for better injury luck. Alexander Semin knows that well, and with offseason wrist surgery in mind, he remains a health question mark heading into next season. The latest..." July 13

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Francis on possible LaRose comeback try: "Obviously, he'd need to earn his way, show he can still do it."

  • Former Leaf Jay McClement ready to accept his role with the Canes

    Raleigh News & Observer "As an unrestricted free agent, center Jay McClement was looking for more than just the highest bidder. "I wanted it to be a good fit," McClement said Friday. After talking with Canes general manager Ron Francis, after a chat with new coach Bill Peters, McClement made his decision -- Carolina..." July 05

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Ben Holmstrom

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Ben Holmstrom on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Holmstrom $600,000 in the NHL or $200,000 in the American..." July 04

  • Staal in the family: ‘Canes re-sign Eric and Jordan’s younger brother

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes maintained their monopoly on hockey-playing Staal brothers Thursday, agreeing to terms with Jared Staal on a one-year, two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level. The only Staal brother yet to establish himself as a full-time NHLer — Marc (Rangers), Eric (‘Canes) and..." July 03

  • Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Michal Jordan

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Michal Jordan (MIH-kahl yohr-DAHN) on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Jordan $550,000 on the NHL level,..." July 03

  • Hurricanes Agree to Terms with McClement

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Jay McClement on a one-year contract. The deal will pay McClement $1 million for the 2014-15 season. “Jay is a veteran..." July 03

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Tim Gleason

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Tim Gleason on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Gleason $1.2 million for the 2014-15 season. “We obviously know..." July 03

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Tlusty signs in CAR. One year deal $2.95M.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Tlusty signs in CAR. One year deal $2.95M.

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    Adrian Dater @adater

    Per Hurricanes, they sign former Av Brad Malone to two-year deal

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing WASH to make a hard run at Brooks Orpik...CAL, COL, FLA also there

  • Hurricanes Qualify Seven Players

    NHL.com "The Carolina Hurricanes today extended qualifying offers to forwards Zach Boychuk, Greg Nemisz, Justin Shugg, Jared Staal and Jiri Tlusty and defensemen Michal Jordan and Rasmus Rissanen, retaining their restricted free agent statuses. Tlusty is perhaps the most notable name on this list, as he..." June 30

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Flames made a trade offer for Cam Ward in exchange for Carolina's 7th pick. Obvious salary dump opportunity. Hurricanes declined.

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Francis said he recently spoke with Joni Pitkanen's agent. Was told Joni still could not put foot in skate.

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Francis said the "plan" was to go into next season with Khudobin, Ward as the Canes' two goalies.

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    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Hurricanes re-sign Gerbe to two-year contract

    NHL.com "The Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday re-signed forward Nathan Gerbe to o a two-year, $3.5 million contract that will pay him $1.5 million next season and $2 million in 2015-16. Gerbe, 26, signed as a free agent with Carolina last summer and set or tied career highs in goals (16), power-play goals..." June 24

  • Hurricanes Sign Ron Hainsey to Three-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Ron Hainsey on a three-year contract. The deal will pay Hainsey $3 million for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons and $2.5..." June 24

  • Hurricanes GM Francis faces difficult decision on goalie Cam Ward

    Fox Sports Carolinas "When Jim Rutherford was hired earlier this month as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, following a 20-year stint in the same position with the Hurricanes/Whalers, he was asked why he thought his former franchise had not earned a playoff berth since 2009. His answer: mostly injuries at..." June 24

  • Canes hire a new coach, but Francis faces more tough decisions on players

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes first promoted Ron Francis to general manager, which was expected. The Canes then hired a new head coach, Bill Peters, which was a bit of a surprise. But while those were two major moves for the organization, there are some hard decisions still to be made in the..." June 22

  • Bill Peters named Carolina Hurricanes head coach

    Yahoo! Sports "The National Football League is famous for having coaching staffs that consistently produce head coaches for other teams via their coordinators. Bill Parcells gave the world Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick; and Belichick gave the world Eric Mangini and Josh McDaniel. So it doesn’t always work...." June 19

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CAR G Cam Ward has full NTC but under right circumstances it's believed he'll waive. In any case, consider him available/expendable in CAR.

  • Francis comfortable with Hurricanes slow pace of coaching search

    Raleigh News & Observer "The clock is ticking. Ron Francis fired coach Kirk Muller a week after taking over as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes. That was more than a month ago and since then … nothing. At some point, the Hurricanes are going to need a coach. Patience, Francis said. “I’m more focused on..." June 08

  • Karmanos says he'll move Whalers if attendance doesn't pick up; names new GM, coach

    Detroit News "Peter Karmanos has issued the challenge: Show up to games or the Plymouth Whalers are moving. Karmanos made the declaration Friday after announcing new personnel appointments for the Whalers and Compuware Arena, where the Whalers play. The Whalers are preparing to play their 25th season in..." May 31

  • Hurricanes sign Karlsson to entry-level contract

    NHL.com "The Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday signed left wing Erik Karlsson to a three-year, entry-level contract. On the NHL level, Karlsson will be paid $550,000 in the first year, $600,000 in the second year and $650,000 in the third year. He will receive $60,000 in the American Hockey League in year..." May 27

  • New Canes GM Ron Francis off to busy start

    Raleigh News & Observer "Nearly a month into his new job as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, Ron Francis has had little down time. “There are a lot of things going on,” Francis said Friday. “We have the coaching search, and decisions to be made on the team and the draft coming up. We have to look at the free..." May 25

  • Canes’ Semin, Loktionov undergo surgery

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the Carolina Hurricanes’ campaign ended with their elimination in the regular season, forward Alexander Semin underwent wrist surgery. Since then he’s been rehabbing and should be okay for the start of training camp, general manager Ron Francis said, according to the Raleigh News &..." May 23

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    Slava Malamud @SlavaMalamud

    #Canes Loktionov has left Minsk for Moscow today. Will go to Switzerland shortly to see a specialist. No definite prognosis yet but it's bad

  • Francis, new on Hurricanes job, wastes no time making changes

    Raleigh News & Observer "Before making his first major decision as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes – his first decision of any kind – Ron Francis thought about it for a week. He talked to confidants throughout the game. He considered what the players had to say in their exit interviews. He weighed the..." May 05

  • Hurricanes fire Kirk Muller

    TSN.ca "The Carolina Hurricanes have relieved head coach Kirk Muller of his coaching duties. The team also dismissed assistant coaches John MacLean and Dave Lewis while reassigning goaltending coach Greg Stefan to the pro scouting department. Assistant Coach Rod Brind'Amour will remain part of the..." May 05

  • Canes GM Ron Francis takes on new challenge

    Raleigh News & Observer "Ron Francis had a Hall of Fame playing career in the National Hockey League, twice winning the Stanley Cup. But can he do it as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes? “The job has become more complex, no question, to when I came in,” said Jim Rutherford, who stepped down last week..." May 04

  • Jagr, Malhotra and Moore named Masterton finalists

    NHL.com "Jaromir Jagr of the New Jersey Devils, Manny Malhotra of the Carolina Hurricanes and Dominic Moore of the New York Rangers are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and..." April 30

  • Hurricanes to introduce Francis as new GM Monday

    TSN.ca "The Carolina Hurricanes have called a news conference for Noon et on Monday when it is expected they will introduce Ron Francis as the team's new general manager. Francis, who is in his eighth season with the Hurricanes, is currently the team's vice president of hockey operations. As a..." April 28

  • Rutherford stepping down next week

    ESPN.com "It is likely that Jim Rutherford will step down as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes early next week. It is likely that he will stay on in an executive role. Rutherford, 65, is also president of the team and has been with the franchise since 1994 when they were still the Hartford..." April 26

  • Bettman: Salary cap now estimated in $69 million-$70 million range

    CBSSports.com "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Canes' Eric Staal, Cam Ward not immune from trading block

    Raleigh News & Observer "It’s hard to imagine the Carolina Hurricanes without Eric Staal or Cam Ward. They starred on the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup team. They’ve become fixtures with the franchise. Staal has been the team captain since January 2010. But the Hurricanes now have missed the Stanley Cup playoffs five..." April 16

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Hurricanes' Semin to have wrist surgery

    NHL.com "Alexander Semin soon will have surgery on his wrist, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford told the Raleigh News and Observer on Monday. Semin played three of the Hurricanes' seven games in April and sat out the final two. In his second season with the team he had 22 goals and..." April 14

  • Hurricanes get 6-5 shootout win over Flyers to end the season

    Raleigh News & Observer "That the Carolina Hurricanes won Sunday in their last game of the season wasn't that meaningful. The Hurricanes aren't going to the playoffs and nothing can ease that disappointment. Jeff Skinner and Eric Staal each scored a pair of goals for the Hurricanes, and Staal's shootout goal beat..." April 14

  • Boychuk sent back to Checkers

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Canes on Saturday reassigned forward Zach Boychuk to the Charlotte Checkers (AHL). Boychuk was called up Friday from the Checkers and played in the Canes’ 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. He had 15:24 of ice time in the road win. " April 12

  • BC’s Brown signs with Canes

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Canes have agreed to terms with center Patrick Brown on a two-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Brown $575,000 in the NHL in 2014-15 and $600,000 in the NHL in 2015-16, or $60,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL) both years. He also receives a signing bonus of..." April 12