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NHL Rumors: Carolina Hurricanes, and the Minnesota Wild

Sara Civian of The Athletic: (mailbag) Believe that the Carolina Hurricanes will sign restricted free agent forward Andrei Svechnikov to a bridge contract with a salary cap hit between $7 and $8 million.

One of the Hurricanes’ postseason issues was secondary scoring and it’s one area – a top-six forward – that they seemed to fail to address this offseason so far. The Hurricanes have been linked to Vladimir Tarasenko. The need to address the issue even if it’s not Tarasenko.

The Hurricanes won’t be buying out defenseman Jake Gardiner.