Hurricanes Rumors: Trade Talks Ongoing with Montreal Canadiens

The Carolina Hurricanes are actively looking for some more depth in their crease and have been making trade calls around the league. Their search has included being in contact with the Montreal Canadiens regarding veteran starter Jake Allen.

Allen is becoming a trade candidate for the Canadiens after they've recently re-signed Samuel Montembeault. Allen has this season and next left on his contract, paying him $3.85 million per season. The 33-year-old holds no-trade protection within his deal, with a modified seven team no-trade list.

So far this season, Allen's posted a 4-6-2 record, to go along with a 3.43 GAA and .904 Sv.%. He has shown in the past he's capable of winning big games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and his last postseason stretch back in 2019-20 with the St Louis Blues included five appearances and a 1.89 GAA and .935 Sv.%. 

The Hurricanes have Martin Brodeur on their staff, who is very familiar with Allen from their days together in St Louis.

Pierre LeBrun of TSN recently confirmed the two teams were in touch as trade talks are expected to continue into the new year.

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