As speculated earlier today, The Carolina Hurricanes have made a move to trade Anton Khudobin to the Anaheim Ducks. Heading the other way is Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski.
As @TSNAaronWard reported, it's James Wisniewski going the other way to Carolina in exchange for Khubodin. Ducks clear major cap space
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) June 27, 2015
The move, as LeBrun notes, clears a lot of cap space for the Ducks. Wisniewski has two years left on a contract that pays him $5.5 million per year. He should be a nice fit in Carolina and that cleared space may be paving the way for the Ducks to get another deal done.
Trade coming for Ducks and Rangers it appears.
— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) June 27, 2015
The Ducks acquired Wisniewski for their playoff run, but wound up only playing him in 13 games after the trade deadline and played former Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner in the playoffs instead of Wisniewski, who played zero games.
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Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.