At the very last minute, the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins have made a deal that sends John-Michael Liles to New England in return for
Liles has six goals and nine assists in 64 games this season, which combine for a career-high 87 goals and 272 assists through 783 games with Carolina, Toronto and Colorado.
He’s also appeared in 40 playoff games with Colorado and Toronto, scoring four goals and seven assists.
The 35-year old was signed to a four-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs back in January of 2012 that had a value of $15.5 million. He was acquired by the Canes in January 2014 in exchange for Tim Gleason.
That deal carried an annual cap hit of $3.875 million. He made $4.25 million the first three years, however it dropped to $2.75 million this season.
In return, Carolina will receive a third-round pick, a fifth-round pick and prospect Anthony Camara.
Camara scored three goals and five assists through 59 games with the AHL’s Providence Bruins last season. This year, he has five assists through 33 games with Boston’s AHL affiliate, but hasn’t managed to put the puck in the back of the net thus far.
Believe the return on Liles to Boston is a third-round pick, a fifth-round pick and prospect Anthony Camara
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 29, 2016
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Ben Smith covers the CHL for The Hockey Writers. He also writes for HockeyNow Magazine, FlamesNation and SB Nation.