Originally the thought was to move Justin Peters, who shows less promise and has a much weaker career than Khudobin. But a new rumor from Lyle Richardson says the Hurricanes may be trying to move Khudobin.
The rumor from Richardson says the Hurricanes are in the market for a defenseman and that Rutherford has received phone calls from other teams inquiring about his goalies.
Most of this rumor is a rehashing of what we’ve been hearing for the past few weeks. It obviously makes sense for Rutherford to trade one of the goalies and Khudobin would bring more of a return that Peters would.
However, I wouldn’t expect a trade to happen until the end of the current road trip. The Canes have played well in the first two games, but suffered losses. They did earn a point in Edmonton last night, though.
If the team does not earn a win in Calgary or Phoenix, then I would expect a trade to come. For now, sitting on three goalies and letting Khudobin take the time to heal isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
If the Canes do not earn a win this week, they could look to the New York Islanders, as stated in the rumor, as they desperately need a goalie.