The Carolina Hurricanes recalled Justin Peters from his conditioning stint with the Charlotte Checkers today and there are rumors that the team will now trade the goalie.
Chris Johnston, of Sportsnet, tweeted this today:
Believe the #hurricanes have received an offer on Justin Peters, but the team may elect to finish the season with three goaltenders.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 5, 2014
Trading Peters makes sense if the Canes can’t deal Cam Ward. Keeping three goalies on the roster is usually never a smart move, but apparently the management is inclined to do that.
It’s possible the deal GM Jim Rutherford has on the table is not that enticing. A low draft pick won’e help the Hurricanes future that much and there’s always the question in net for next year.
Anton Khudobin just signed his contract extension and should be with the team for the next two years, but there’s a good chance Ward will be traded in the summer.
Rutherford may be trying to hold onto Peters in case if he becomes a back-up option with Ward’s possible absence.Peters has struggled in that position in the past, but it’s smart to keep all options available, if it’s worth it to keep Peters.
Either way, we’ll know what Rutherford is planning in a few hours with the trade deadline coming in at 3 p.m.
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