NHL Rumors: 2 Carolina Hurricanes Most Likely to be Traded in 2022-23

The Carolina Hurricanes are a Stanley Cup contender in 2022-23. The team is loaded from their crease to their forward group and management has made a slew of moves this summer to try and get the team over the top. Expect the moves to continue in season as the Hurricanes will try to add at the trade deadline and go all the way. Here's two players out of Carolina who are most likely to be moved this season:

Jesper Fast

The pending unrestricted free agent is a checking forward for the Hurricanes and is someone who could be moved this season. Fast turns 31 a couple of months into the season and is coming off a year in 2021-22, where he recorded 34 points in 82 games. He's set to make $2 million against the cap this season and he's the type of player who could be packaged with a prospect and a draft pick to bring in an upgrade for the playoff run. 

Ryan Suzuki

The younger brother of Montreal Canadiens forward Nick Suzuki, Ryan is a former first-round pick of the Hurricanes back in 2019. It hasn't panned out so far early on in his career, and if the Hurricanes are going to go all-in this season, look for Suzuki to hit the trade market as he still holds some value considering his potential. 
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Suzuki played 34 AHL games last season, recording 14 points. If Carolina makes a bold trade deadline move, look for Fast, Suzuki and a top pick to be included as he Hurricanes are going for the Cup this season.

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