Hurricanes Goalie Comments on Future in Carolina

The Carolina Hurricanes came up short in 2022-23 and now head into a summer of uncertainty. The team has a number of key pending free agents who are set to hit the open market on July 1. Of the group, captain Jordan Staal has already expressed interest in staying in Carolina and now goaltender Frederik Andersen has done the same.

The Danish netminder caught up with the media over the weekend and had this to say about his summer plans:

My priority is to be back here. … I definitely believe in this group. We can do something special next year.

The 33-year-old Andersen battled some injury troubles this season but when he was dressed, played his butt off this season. The 'Canes tender finished with a 21-11-1 record, with a 2.48 GAA and a .903 Sv.%, which went up to .927 during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Carolina has both Andersen and Antti Raanta hitting free agency in the same summer and early speculation is brewing the team prefers to bring back Andersen of the two to pair with youngster Pyotr Kochetkov. 

If Andersen does hit the open market in July, the likes of the Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings could come calling.

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