Sunday, February 7, 2010

Wallin traded, Carson holds position

After several days of back and forth negotiations, the Carolina Hurricanes today traded veteran defenseman Niclas Wallin to the San Jose Sharks. In exchange for Wallin and a fifth round draft pick, the Canes acquired a second round pick for next year's draft. 

The trade suggests former Rats' defenseman and alternate captain Brett Carson has earned a permanent spot on the NHL roster. Carson has been skating on a regular shift since early December. 

Wallin has been a healthy scratch since Joe Corvo was activated from injured reserve last week.