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‘Canes extend goalie Khudobin for two more years

Mar 4, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

Anton Khudobin #31 of the Carolina Hurricanes in goal against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.
(October 9, 2013 - Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with Anton Khudobin on a two-year contract worth $2 million next season and $2.5 million the one after that.

“We are pleased to be able to keep Anton with the Hurricanes,” general manager Jim Rutherford said in a release. “He has played well this season and signing him helps solidify our team’s goaltending situation.”

Khudobin is 13-8-0 with a .927 save percentage in 22 games for the ‘Canes this season. With the 27-year-old now under contract, and with Carolina apparently committed to keeping him, attention will now turn to the other two goalies on the roster, Cam Ward and Justin Peters.

Via CapGeek, here’s what the situation looks like:

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It’s possible one of Ward or Peters is traded before tomorrow’s deadline. Though the way Ward has played this season (.891 save percentage), we suppose we can’t count out the possibility of a buyout this summer.

Related: Will Khudobin or Peters be traded this week?

  1. terrier92 - Mar 4, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Bruins screwed up letting this guy go over 200k chad Johnson is not up to snuff Poor Tuuka

    • jcmeyer10 - Mar 4, 2014 at 7:03 PM

      I agree. That was a curious move but remembering back to the sports talk of that time it was all about how much goaltending depth the B’s had.

    • Moop - Mar 4, 2014 at 10:26 PM

      The Bruins didn’t really opt to not take him back, Khudobin wanted to go to a team where he had a shot at being a starter.

  2. rbbbaron - Mar 4, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    If Rutherford can manage to ship out Ward without having to throw in picks and/or retain 80% of the cap hit, I don’t know– do we name him GM of the year? Or just assume the other guy is fired in the off-season?

    • storminator16 - Mar 4, 2014 at 6:14 PM

      “do we name him GM of the year”

      No, he’ll still be a fairly bad GM.

      • rbbbaron - Mar 4, 2014 at 6:19 PM

        Yeah, that’s generally. But to be able to find a sucker to take on that awful contract he gave Cam Ward, that’d be a magnum opus of sorts.

      • storminator16 - Mar 4, 2014 at 6:29 PM

        True LOL One would think he found a taker since he re-signed Khodobin today of all days. With that said, Rutherford kinda don’t have room to let that guy go.

  3. deeboy - Mar 4, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    This had to happen before Ward was traded. Ward and a prospect to Edmonton for Sam Gagner would have made some sense, until Edmonton decided to do something else. Look for a Ward deal tomorrow. Most likely to a Western Conference team. Calgary would make sense, though that trade could also be done in the off-season.

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