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Hurricanes owner confirms he received offer to sell

Karmanos Jr. moved team in 1997 after buying Whalers three years prior

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Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said Thursday he has received an offer to sell the team.

"Since an offer has been made to purchase the team, Mr. Karmanos intends to evaluate that offer and also will continue to evaluate his other options, including retaining his ownership of the team," the Hurricanes said in a statement.

Karmanos did not mention who made the offer, but Bloomberg News reported former Texas Rangers part-owner and chief executive officer Chuck Greenberg was part of a group that made a $500 million bid.

The team has been owned by Karmanos since 1994, when he purchased the Hartford Whalers. He moved them to North Carolina in 1997.

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