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Hurricanes and Canucks swap prospects and a pick

Sep 29, 2013, 12:49 AM EDT

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It won’t go down as a blockbuster, but the Carolina Hurricanes and Vancouver Canucks made a deal.

Carolina sends forwards Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh to Vancouver in exchange for forward Kellen Tochkin and a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft.

The deal works out to be a way for Carolina to clear some salary. According to CapGeek.com, the Hurricanes had less than $450,000 in cap space. Moving Welsh ($850,000) helps clear his money and Dalpe’s $550,000 hit is a virtual wash with Tochkin’s ($544,722).

For Vancouver, they add more skilled depth at forward if not with the big club then certainly with their AHL squad in Utica.

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