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Carolina's Ian White rumored to be on the block

Wednesday, 02.16.2011 / 12:53 PM

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer / Road to Trade Deadline Day

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Carolina's Ian White rumored to be on the block
The rumors swirling around the potential deal of Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ian White are just that -- rumors. At least for now.

Sure, defenseman Joni Pitkanen and forward Erik Cole will be unrestricted free agents at the end of this season, but it appears Carolina GM Jim Rutherford is getting inquiries about another pending UFA, the 26-year-old White. White has 2 goals, 16 points and a minus-6 rating in 55 games in his first season with the Hurricanes.

White is in his fifth NHL season.

"Something is in the works and it's pending … if it happens it'll happen within the next 24 hours I guess," Carolina coach Paul Maurice told the media following his team's morning practice at Prudential Center in Newark on Wednesday. "If it doesn't, he's with our hockey team."

Rutherford, who told NHL.com last week that he isn't outwardly seeking to make a deal, is fielding offers. He just might not be too quick to pull the trigger.

"There are deals out there and if you just played in a fantasy league and wanted to be a fantasy GM, you could make great hockey deals," Rutherford said. "But you can't because you have to factor the money in. Somebody has got to pay the bills."

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