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According to Pierre LeBrun the Carolina Hurricanes have spoken to teams about the possibility of moving Faulk. (Source: Pierre LeBrun on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is not the first time Faulk's name has been in trade rumors. The Hurricanes were reportedly entertaining offers for the right-handed defenceman before, but rumors certainly intensified after yesterdays Jake Gardiner signing. Justin Faulk provides high level offensive production from the back-end, he has topped 10 goals in 4 of the last 5 seasons. The Hurricanes have good defensive depth, so it is possible that they would be willing to trade a defenseman to add to their forward group. Justin Faulk is a UFA after this season, so Carolina may decide to move on if an extension is not agreed on.

Category: Rumors

Brock McGinn has signed a two-year, $4.2 million extension with the Carolina Hurricanes, avoiding arbitration. (Source: Elliotte Friedman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McGinn finished the 2018-19 season with 10 goals, and 26 points, while appearing in all 82 games. That was a slight decrease from the 2017-18 season where he managed 16 goals, and 30 points in 80 contests. McGinn is a valuable role-player for the Hurricanes, he offers some secondary scoring, as well as providing something of a physical element for his team. However, as far as fantasy goes, McGinn can be safely avoided.

Category: Transactions

The Carolina Hurricanes have officially matched the offer sheet extended to Sebastian Aho by the Montreal Canadiens. The deal is worth $42.27 million and will keep the 21-year-old in Carolina for the next five years. (Source: Carolina Hurricanes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Aho posted career highs across the board in what was his third full season in the NHL. This included 30 goals and 53 assists for 83 points while averaging more than 20 minutes of ice time per game. Given this production, it's no surprise a team would take a stab at prying the centerman away with an offer sheet. Despite signing the offer sheet, Aho appears very comfortable to remain with the 'Canes. This is a young team looking to build off of a surprising Conference Finals appearance and Aho will be leading the way once again. He will be a very attractive fantasy option going forward, especially in keeper formats.

Category: Transactions

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Curtis McElhinney will be heading to Tampa Bay after signing a one-year $1.3 million deal with the Lightning Monday. (Source: Pierre LeBrun on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 36-year old journeyman served as Carolina's backup goaltender this past season where he maintained a 20-11-2 record, along with a 2.58 GAA and 0.912 SV% in 33 starts. His veteran presence is comfort for Tampa Bay to have in case anything happens to their star goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy

Category: Transactions

Calvin de Haan netted his first career playoff goal with 6:12 remaining in the second period of Game Three to cut the deficit to 2-1. Unfortunately for Carolina, Boston would hang on to win 2-1 and claim a 3-0 series lead.

Fantasy Impact: It has been a quiet post-season for de Haan as he as only scored one goal in 11 games played so far. One bright spot is the fact that during this span he also possesses a plus-four rating. His defense will need to be spotless if Carolina is to live another day beyond this Thursday night.

Category: Game Recaps

Petr Mrazek allowed six goals on 25 shots faced by Boston's high-powered offense in Sunday's 6-2 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Mrazek has not looked good in the first two games of this series, allowing 10 goals during this time frame. It has yet to be determined if Mrazek will be a healthy scratch for Game Three this Tuesday night. If that is the case, Curtis McElhinney will be between the pipes for Carolina come game time.

Category: Game Recaps

Teuvo Teravainen scored a goal with less than three minutes remaining in the third period as Boston routed the Hurricanes 6-2 in Game Two Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It was Teravainen's seventh goal of the post-season and his fourth in his last five games played. He will look to help his team get back to winning in Game Three this Tuesday night at Carolina.

Category: Game Recaps

Justin Williams potted his fourth goal of the playoffs as the Hurricanes were routed by the Bruins 6-2 in Game Two. Boston now leads the series 2-0.

Fantasy Impact: Williams has had a fairly productive playoffs so far with seven points in 13 games played. The 20-year veteran will need to turn his team around quickly as the series shifts to Carolina for Game Three this Tuesday night.

Category: Game Recaps

Jordan Staal dished out a secondary assist on Sebastian Aho's game tying goal early in the first period of Game One against Boston.

Fantasy Impact: Staal has had a strong playoffs in 2019 with four goals, six assists, and a plus-seven rating through 12 games played.

Category: Game Recaps

Greg McKegg scored his second goal of the playoffs to put the Hurricanes up 2-1 9:18 into the second period of Game One Thursday. Boston would answer with four straight goals and claim a 1-0 series lead.

Fantasy Impact: McKegg has scored two goals in his previous two games played, after being held without a point for the first nine games of the playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps

Andrei Svechnikov will participate in pre-game warm-ups Wednesday for Game Three. He will decide how he feels prior to the start of the game. (Source: Chip Alexander on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Svechnikov has not played since Game Three of Round One after sustaining a concussion in a fight with Capital's forward Alexander Ovechkin. It appears likely that he will play and if that is the case, it will be a big boost to Carolina's offense.

Jaccob Slavin dished out an assist on Warren Foegele's goal to tie up the game 1-1 midway through the first period of play in Monday's 5-2 win against Washington.

Fantasy Impact: Slavin has served up six assists through six games played in the playoffs played so far, along with a plus-two rating too.

Category: Game Recaps

Warren Foegele lit the lamp Monday night as the Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 5-2 in Game Six to force a Game Seven in the series.

Fantasy Impact: Foegele only had 15 points through 77 games played in the regular season, but this post-season he has turned it on for his squad. In just six games played, he is averaging a point per game and maintaining a plus-six rating as well. Carolina is impressed with the youngster's production in the playoffs and they are hoping he can help them get passed the Capitals in the first round.

Category: Game Recaps

Dougie Hamilton potted a goal, and served up an assist as well to help lead the Hurricanes to a 5-2 Game Six victory over the Capitals Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Hamilton has played exceptionally well for Carolina producing three goals, three assists and owning a plus-four rating through the first six games of this series.

Category: Game Recaps

Lucas Wallmark scored his first career post-season goal in Saturday's 4-3 OT loss to the Capitals.

Fantasy Impact: Wallmark now has three points in his first ever two post-season games played.

Category: Game Recaps

Martinook scored what proved to be the game winner late in the second period. It was the Canes and Golden Knights first contest since the All-Star break. The Hurricanes are now riding a four game points streak and have won 10 out of their last 14 games.

Fantasy Impact: Martinook’s goal was his 11th of the season. That ties his single season career high in goals. It was his first goal since January 20th against Edmonton. On the season the Manitoba native has 14 points with 11 goals and 3 assists.

Category: Game Recaps

Nino Neiderreiter scored 2, second period goals, in a 5-2 win against the Canucks. The win concluded the Hurricanes western Canada road swing. In search of a wild card spot, the Canes collected 5 out of a possible 6 points on the trip.

Fantasy Impact: Since being acquired via a trade with Minnesota on January 17th, Neiderreiter has been impressive. Wednesday night was his second 2 goal game, in only his fourth as a Cane. On the season “El Nino” has 27 points with 13 goals and 14 assists. Keep an eye on him to see if his hot play continues after the All-Star break.

Category: Game Recaps

Darling also allowed two shootout goals in the 6-5 loss on Friday, saving 24 of 29 shots.

Fantasy Impact: With a dreary 2-4-0-2 record, 3.33 GAA and .884 save pct, Darling should not be played in fantasy and I would not be surprised if the Canes try very hard to avoid playing him in real life.

Category: Game Recaps

Pesce helped Andrei Svechnikov in the first period and Sebastian Aho in the third period of a crazy game that ended in a 6-4 defeat by Montreal.

Fantasy Impact: Although he looks healthy (with three points in the four games since his return from injury), Pesce only has six points overall in 21 games and should not be played in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

The Hurricanes, today announced that the team has activated forward Micheal Ferland from injured reserve. (Source: Carolina Hurricanes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Huge lift for the Canes. Ferland leads the team in goals with 11 and deserves a look going forward.

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