Hurricanes Rumors: Tony DeAngelo On The Way Out Of Carolina

The Carolina Hurricanes are working the phones looking to move defenseman Tony DeAngelo. The 'Canes are deep on the blue line and are looking to swap out DeAngelo for some more depth up front and find someone who can impact their bottom six.

Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic was the first to report the news and confirms Carolina has been shopping DeAngelo for over a month. He signed a one-year deal with the team last summer for $1.67 million and it turns out his tenure will be short lived.

It's been a weird couple of seasons for the blueliner as he was traded from Carolina to the Philadelphia Flyers, and then after the Flyers bought out the final season of his deal, the Hurricanes circled back around.

So far this season, DeAngelo has produced one goal and six assists in 16 games. He's playing a career-low 16:11 of ice-time a night and can't seem to carve a regular spot in the lineup.

GM Don Waddell has roughly $8 million in deadline salary cap space thanks to LTIR placements and certainly has some flexibility when it comes to making a deal. The team has too many defensemen making more than $4 million as five of their blueliners are paid handsomely. Expect a trade in the coming days as the Hurricanes want to move DeAngelo before the holiday roster freeze.

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