Report: Hurricanes To Re-Acquire DeAngelo From Flyers

The Carolina Hurricanes are looking for a backup plan to potentially losing Brett Pesce as the two sides have not been close on a contract extension. As Pesce is one of their top-four defensemen, the Hurricanes have gone ahead and made plans so that they can stay as competitive as ever.

Tony DeAngelo was traded from the Hurricanes to the Philadelphia Flyers last summer along with a 2022 seventh round pick in exchange for a 2022 fourth, 2023 third, and 2022 second round pick. The defenseman played just one season for the Flyers and they now have new management since the initial trade, diving into a rebuild.

Now, after initially being stopped by the NHL, the Hurricanes and Flyers are set to make another trade involving DeAngelo, sending him back to Carolina, per Chris Johnston. NHL rules didn't permit the Hurricanes to re-acquire DeAngelo with retained salary within a year, so as the first trade was executed on July 8, 2022, this trade can now proceed if the two sides are still on board.

The Flyers are expected to retain half of DeAngelo's salary ($2.5 million) for the final season of his contract in exchange for a prospect. Don't expect this prospect to be anything special, but should be above average. We await the trade.

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