Canucks deal Lack to Hurricanes for draft picks

Eddie Lack said after his trade to the Hurricanes that he's thankful for his time in Vancouver, but is looking forward to the transition he'll make to Carolina.

SUNRISE, Fla. — 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.

Lack matched a career-high with 41 appearances last season and compiled a .921 save percentage to go with a 18-13-4 record.

The trade leaves Vancouver with goalies Ryan Miller and Jacob Markstrom on the roster for next season.

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