March19, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goalie Dan Ellis (31) makes a 2nd period save against the Florida Panthers at the PNC center. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes Free Agency Primer

The NHL Free Agency starts tomorrow and the Carolina Hurricanes may sign some players to add depth to the offense and defense.

Here is what you need to know about the Canes going into tomorrow:

Cap Space (according to $6,397,500 (teams are allowed to go 10% over salary cap during the summer, which is at $64.3 million)



It’s unlikely that the Hurricanes sign any of their UFAs, except Dan Ellis, depending on what the Canes decide to do with their back-up goalie for next season.

Current Team Depth Chart (with RFAs):


Jiri Tlusty – Eric Staal – Alexander Semin

Tuomo Ruutu – Jordan Staal – Jeff Skinner

Patrick Dwyer – Riley Nash – Zac Dalpe

Kevin Westgarth – Jeremy Welsh – Jared Staal

Drayson Bowman


Justin Faulk – Joni Pitkanen

Andrej Sekera – Tim Gleason

Jay Harrison – Brett Bellemore

Ryan Murphy


Cam Ward

Justin Peters




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