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Another Forward? Canes Sign Tom Kostopoulos

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The Carolina Hurricanes pulled a surprising move this afternoon when they acquired free agent Tom Kostopoulos.  The gritty winger played for Montreal last season and had 8 goals along with 14 assists.  The Canes signed him to a three year deal for a total of $2,750,000 to be paid out as follows:  $700,000 in year one, $950,000 in year two, and $1,100,000 in year three.   

This probably means that there are future moves on the horizon because Carolina already has an allotment of forwards on the payroll.  Will they trade Tuomo Ruutu for a veteran defenseman?  Will they trade Patrick Eaves, who is highly paid for his role on the team?  Stay tuned Caniacs, there will be more to come with this signing.

I will have more detailed information about Kostopoulos and how he fits in later this evening.