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BREAKING: 17-Year Veteran Returns To The NHL

Published November 6, 2023 at 12:06
BY CRAIG FORDE
After allowing the most goals of any team in the Eastern Conference to date, it looks as if the Carolina Hurricanes are kicking the tires on 17-year-veteran goalie Jaroslav Halak.

According to Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman, the club has not signed Halak, but are having the free agent join the team in practice on Monday for a potential professional tryout.


Halak last played with the New York Rangers during the 2022-23 season, making 25 appearances and posting a 10-9-5 record with a 2.72 GAA and .903 save percentage.


Lifetime, the Czech backstop has compiled a 292-189-69 record between seven teams, with a 2.50 GAA and .915 save percentage in 581 NHL games played.

The Hurricanes are 7-5-0 and in third place in the Metropolitan Division but have allowed 42 goals over their first 10 games.

Andersen being evaluated



The Hurricanes confirmed their tryout of Halak via the team's PR account on X, formerly Twitter, and in the same post noted that goalie Frederik Anderson is dealing with an undisclosed medical issue.

Anderson, who is 4-1-0 with a 2.87 GAA this season, will be undergoing evaluations, which will likely determine Halak's path with the club in the end.

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