The Jake Gardiner signing appears to have had a domino effect in Raleigh.
Friedman added that the swap for the 27-year-old rearguard has been “intensely discussed,” although his contract includes a partial no-trade clause listing the Ducks.
Anaheim also wants to pursue an extension with Faulk, whose six-year, $29-million contract expires next summer.
Faulk had 35 points in 82 games last season. He has recorded at least 30 points in six-straight campaigns and has 258 career points in 559 NHL games.
The Hurricanes added to their already loaded D-corps last week, signing Gardiner, a longtime Toronto Maple Leaf, to a four-year deal.