December 6, 2009 // 12:58am ET
Hurricanes shopping veteran players

Having already completed one trade this week, the Carolina Hurricanes are looking to pull the trigger on additional moves, sources tell TFP.

Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford is believed to be actively shopping the likes of veterans Scott Walker, Ray Whitney, Niclas Wallin and Aaron Ward, all of whom are in the final year of their respective contracts.

Of the four players, however, only Ward does not have a no-trade clause. As a result Walker, Whitney and Wallin would need to approve any deal the Hurricanes try to make.

It's uncertain, at this point, if the Hurricanes would entertain the thought of trading center Rod Brind'Amour.

Brind'Amour, who does not have a no-trade clause, has one-year left on his contract beyond this season at a cap hit of $3.6 million.

[ From the Editor ]
It's very difficult to complete a major trade at this point in the season, but if the Hurricanes can find the right dance partner, they could swing a deal in the near future. Rutherford is trying to shake his team up a little, but he might not be able to make many moves until much later in the season. -- David Pagnotta

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