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via Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
Eddie Lack is on his way to Carolina as part of a shakeup in the Hurricanes crease.
The Vancouver Canucks are sending the 27-year-old goaltender to the Hurricanes in exchange for a third-round pick in Saturday’s draft and a seventh-rounder next year, according to two sources.
The Hurricanes currently have Cam Ward ($6.8-million) and Anton Khudobin ($2.5-million) under contract for 2015-16.
The Swede is a cheaper option — he’s owed $1.3-million in the final year of his deal — and could prompt a subsequent move for the Hurricanes.
added 10:16am, Carolina release is below...
from Tal Pinchevsky at ESPN,
Midway through a physical 4-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, Vancouver Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack was beckoned to center ice by opposing goaltender Jonathan Quick, who had just ignited a skirmish by throwing two right hands at Canucks captain Henrik Sedin. Lack made it only as far as his own red line, offering a sensible explanation after the game.
"I may have a reach [advantage on Quick]," the 6-foot-4 Lack joked. "I think he's a little meaner than me."
It was a classic moment of levity after a big win for the affable Swede. In a season that has seen Lack, 27, emerge as a force in the Vancouver crease, his teammates have used all kinds of words to describe the quirky goaltender. But "mean" definitely isn't one of them.
"He's goofy," Canucks winger Nick Bonino said in describing Lack.
"Easy going, fun loving, always happy," teammate Chris Higgins said. "Almost to a fault sometimes."
"I would say he's one of those interesting goalies," forward Radim Vrbata added.
Brian McGrattan scores the only goal for the Flames in a 2-1 loss to the Canucks.
First Sergei Bobrovsky with the great save last night against the Ducks...
Pluse Eddie Lack stops Darren Helm twice on the play, the second save is a reverse glove save, watch below...
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed goaltender Eddie Lack to a two year deal.
Lack, 25, made his NHL debut this season with the Canucks on October 6, 2013, against the Calgary Flames, stopping 32 shots faced and recording his first career victory. In five appearances this season, Lack has posted a 2-2-0 record and .911 save percentage.
Prior to making his NHL debut, the Norrtälje, Sweden, native played three seasons with the Canucks AHL affiliates, the Manitoba Moose and Chicago Wolves. In his first AHL season with the Moose, he compiled a .926 save percentage and was named to the AHL All-Rookie team.