Mar 12, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) prepares to make a save against Carolina Hurricanes right wing Chad LaRose (59) in the second period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Free Agency Rumors: Brett Bellemore and Chad LaRose to Return to the Carolina Hurricanes?

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NHL Free Agent signings have slowed down dramatically as of late, but the Carolina Hurricanes may nearing deals with two players that have plentiful experience with the Carolina Hurricanes organization.

Brett Bellemore hit the open market on July 1 like all the other unrestricted free agents. Over three weeks later, the 6’4″ defenseman has yet to find a new home.

Negotiations between the Brett Bellemore camp and the Carolina Hurricanes initially hit an impasse when Bellemore was reportedly asking for too much money, and Ron Francis and company wasn’t willing to pay him.

Brett Bellemore, obviously, has not found what he was looking for in free agency, so talks have resumed between the Carolina Hurricanes and the 26-year-old blueliner.

Ron Francis, General Manager and Executive Vice President of the Carolina Hurricanes, said yesterday that Brett Bellemore is still on the team’s “radar”.

Chad LaRose took a one-year hiatus from professional hockey during the 2013-2014 season, but it now looks like he wants to return to the Carolina Hurricanes organization.

Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reported yesterday that, though nothing is definite, Chad LaRose could get a training camp tryout with the Carolina Hurricanes.

If all went well, LaRose could get an AHL contract offer from the Canes.

 

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