The Carolina Hurricanes will enter the NHL trade deadline as sellers, and one player who will draw interest from a number of teams is defenceman Andrej Sekera.
Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox noted during this week’s instalment of “Headlines” on Hockey Night in Canada that the Dallas Stars could make a run at acquiring Sekera from the Hurricanes.
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The 28-year-old blueliner is in the final year of his current contract that sees him check in with a $2.75 million cap hit. Sekera set career highs in goals (11) and points (44) in 2013-14. He has two goals and 18 points in 51 games this season.
Stars head coach Lindy Ruff is familiar with Sekera from his days with the Buffalo Sabres. Dallas general manager Jim Nill acquired goaltender Jhonas Enroth from the Sabres last week.
Sekera would present the Stars with solid a two-way defenceman who could handle some tough minutes down the stretch. The Stars currently trail the Calgary Flames by three points in the standings for the second wild card playoff spot.