Hurricanes Rumors: Carolina Goalie Linked to the LA Kings

The 2023 NHL offseason is setting up to be a doozy as there's tons of rumors filling up the trade market. There's also a number of free agents set to hit the open market in less than two weeks and in particular, the goaltending market is going to be fascinating to watch. The Carolina Hurricanes have a couple of goalies headed for free agency and according to Mike McKenna of Daily Faceoff, he sees Frederik Andersen leaving the Hurricanes and landing with the LA Kings.

Andersen is familiar with playing in California after spending three seasons with the Anaheim Ducks. The Danish netminder has spent the past two seasons with the Hurricanes and posted a 21-11-1 record with a 2.48 goals against average and a .903 save percentage.

The Kings acquired Joonas Korpisalo in a mid-season trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets last season, who is also set to hit free agency July 1. So far, contract talks have been quiet from Korpisalo's camp and Kings GM Rob Blake.

McKenna sees Andersen signing a short-term contract extension as he'll be 34 years old when next season begins. LA currently has just over $7 million in cap space to work with and could be in the market for another trade before the market for free-agents open. Forward Alex Iafallo continues to be a prime trade candidate this summer after Blake completed a blockbuster earlier this summer with the Philadelphia Flyers.

As for Andersen, if the Kings don't sign him, a possible return to Carolina is in the cards and look for the Pittsburgh Penguins to have interest as well.

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