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Hedican leaving the Hurricanes

From Luke Decock of the News Observer:

General manager Jim Rutherford said Thursday that Bret Hedican has told the team he’s moving on, and although there’s a chance he could end up back with the Canes at some point later in the summer as a free agent, he no longer figures in their plans at this point.

The 37-year-old defenseman and his wife, figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, have said they plan to leave Raleigh and move to Northern California.

Read the entire article here.

Hedican appears to be preparing for retirement with his wife, so a move to the West Coast seems right. However, there is no mention in the article of Hedican possibly retiring, and with the way he still skates and moves the puck, I can think of more than a handful of Western Conference teams who wouldn’t mind adding this veteran to their back-end.