September 9, 2019 | 1:35pm ET



Justin Faulk, defenceman


The Carolina Hurricanes are working on a trade involving Justin Faulk that would send the veteran defenceman to the Anaheim Ducks, according to reports.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman first reported the news via Twitter, hinting that a contract extension with the Ducks would likely be in place should the deal go down.

Faulk, 27, is in the final-year of his contract, which comes with a $4.833 million salary cap hit, and appeared to have become more expendable after the Hurricanes signed defenceman Jake Gardiner to a four-year contract last week.

According to TFP Editor-in-Chief David Pagnotta, Faulk’s next deal could be worth north of $6 million, annually.

Faulk owns a 15-team trade list and while the Ducks are not one of those teams, it appears he would be willing to accept a move to Anaheim.

The Hurricanes have been scouring the trade market looking for additional fire power up front. If Faulk is moved, as expected, Carolina might want a second- or third-line forward as part of a deal. It’s unclear, though, whom the Ducks are willing to part with.

In 82 games with the Hurricanes last season, Faulk registered 11 goals and 24 assists for 35 points.