Let’s start with the good news with the striker’s contract extension Martin Necas. The player agreed for two seasons up to USD 3 million with the Carolina Hurricanes. He had 40 points in 78 games last season. With this signing, the Hurricanes exceed the $1 million salary cap and will need to find a solution. It is rumored that the defender’s contract Jack Gardinerwho didn’t play last year due to injury, is expected to be bought out.
On the bad news side, the organization reported that their new striker Max Pacioretty would be out for the next six months. The former Las Vegas Golden Knights will have Achilles heel surgery tomorrow. The American was traded on July 13 and will therefore only be back in early 2023.