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April 1, 2013 | 9:40am ET
Hurricanes hoping to upgrade blueline
TheFourthPeriod.com

Sitting one point back of a playoff spot with one game in hand, the Carolina Hurricanes are looking to bolster their roster and help their playoff chances before the trade deadline.

With a respectable amount of fire power up front, the Hurricanes' primary goal is to upgrade their defensive corps.

Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford has been looking to acquire a top-four defenseman since the start of the season, but hasn't been able to pull the trigger on a deal.

The Hurricanes are reportedly interested in Buffalo Sabres blueliner Robyn Regehr, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan O'Byrne, and Calgary Flames rearguard Cory Sarich.

All three players are expected to be moved before Wednesday's 3pm ET deadline, though Sarich has a no-trade clause and Regehr has a no-movement clause, and both players can dictate where they end up.

Rutherford is believed to be offering draft picks in exchange for help on the blueline, but several teams are also looking to strengthen their defense and with a limited amount of sellers in the marketplace, the Hurricanes could get into a bidding war.


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