Report: Faulk trade contingent on extension from Ducks
- Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk wants a contract extension in place before accepting a trade to the Anaheim Ducks, according to The Orange County Register’s Elliott Teaford.
- On Monday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the two sides have been discussing a potential deal for Faulk, but Anaheim is listed among the 15 teams on the 27-year-old’s no-trade list.
- Just one right-shot rearguard (Josh Manson) is a fixture on the Ducks’ defense, making Faulk an enticing option.
- Anaheim currently holds $8.5 million in projected cap space, according to CapFriendly, and the club could comfortably accommodate Faulk’s $4.83 million cap hit next season.
- Carolina could use a replacement for veteran right wing Justin Williams, a two-time Stanley Cup champion while with the Kings who is taking some time off to contemplate retirement or a return to the Hurricanes.
- Luke DeCock of The News and Observer reported Thursday that the Hurricanes have had “longstanding interest” in Ducks winger Ondrej Kase and added he would be surprised if 23-year-old isn’t involved in a deal between the two sides.
- Faulk could fetch a tidy bundle from the Ducks, who have plenty of fine prospects.
- Faulk skated with Hurricanes teammates on Tuesday, but declined to comment on trade speculation, according to Chip Alexander of The News and Observer.
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