January 6, 2019 | 12:50pm ET
CAROLINA EXPLORING MARKET ON MULTIPLE PLAYERS
Michael Ferland, winger
The Carolina Hurricanes remain in the market for goal-scoring and appear willing to move defenceman Dougie Hamilton in order to acquire it.
During Saturday night’s “Headlines” segment on Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman reported the Hurricanes would consider moving Hamilton if a scorer became available to them.
Hamilton, 25, was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Calgary Flames in the off-season. He has two-years left on his contract after this season and comes with a $5.75 million salary cap hit.
Friedman also reported the Hurricanes have made winger Michael Ferland available, as well.
Ferland, 26, joined Hamilton in Carolina’s trade with Calgary in the summer, and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
It appears contract negotiations have not gone swimmingly and the Hurricanes prefer to move him rather than lose him for nothing as a free agent this summer.