RALEIGH The Carolina Hurricanes solved one of their offseason matters Friday, signing restricted free agent Klas Dahlbeck to a one-year, $850,000 deal that will keep him in Carolina or see him off to Las Vegas if the Golden Knights select him in the June 21 expansion draft.The Dahlbeck signing gives Carolina another defenseman who fills the requirements set by the league (one defenseman with 40 games played last season or a combined 70 games the past two years) for the expansion draft that will fill the incoming Vegas Golden Knights’ roster. If the Hurricanes didn’t add another eligible defenseman, the team would have had to expose Justin Faulk in the expansion draft. Dahlbeck will likely be unprotected in the expansion draft.Dahlbeck, 25, was claimed on waivers by the Hurricanes on Oct. 11 from Arizona and played 43 games with Carolina in 2016-17, scoring two goals and adding four assists while averaging 13:53 a night.The Swedish defenseman was in and out of the lineup throughout the season, playing primarily on Carolina’s third pairing with a mix of Noah Hanifin, Ryan Murphy and Matt Tennyson. Drafted in the third round by Chicago in 2011, Dahlbeck has played 137 NHL games with the Blackhawks, Coyotes and Hurricanes.
Wilmington fighter Derek Brunson will return to the UFC Octagon on June 10.Brunson has spent the last year in the top 10 of the UFC Middleweight ratings as he attempts to get a title shot […]
RALEIGH Defensemen Trevor Carrick and Roland McKeown each face high hurdles if they’re going to be in Winnipeg Oct. 13 for the Carolina Hurricanes’ season opener against the Jets.For Carrick, it would likely mean […]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Mack Hollins, his right arm in a sling to protect his broken collarbone, patrolled the North Carolina sideline at Scott Stadium on Saturday, doing whatever he could to help lift his teammates […]