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Rumor: First Round Pick Looking To Return to Team that Drafted Him

Published December 27, 2023 at 9:35 PM


A recent NHL report suggests that Calgary Flames star forward Elias Lindholm might be on the move as he enters the final year of his contract. Known for their struggle to re-sign key players, the Flames appear to be facing a similar situation with Lindholm. After becoming an offensive powerhouse in Calgary, Lindholm's performance has recently declined, leading to speculation about his future with the team.


Carolina Hurricanes May Look To Reunite With Lindholm, Whom They Drafted

The Carolina Hurricanes, who originally drafted Lindholm in 2013, are seen as a potential destination for him. NHL insider Pierre LeBrun notes that the Hurricanes might be interested in bringing Lindholm back, although it's unclear if they've discussed this internally. However, a major obstacle is the team's owner, Tom Dundon, who generally avoids acquiring rental players. For a move to Carolina to materialize, Lindholm would likely need to agree to a long-term extension with the Hurricanes.

NHL Tonight says Elias Lindholm and the Flames are not close to an extension. He's persistent on that $9m AAV. Expects him and Hanifin to be moved but names Winnipeg as a possible landing spot for Lindholm.

Lindholm Unlikely to Re-sign in Calgary

Lindholm's return to Carolina could represent a sort of reconciliation, as he initially left the team due to an inability to secure a long-term contract. Now, with the Hurricanes in a stronger competitive position, the situation might be more appealing to Lindholm. However, as with most trade rumors and reports, the situation remains fluid and subject to change. Further updates are expected as the story develops.

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Rumor: First Round Pick Looking To Return to Team that Drafted Him

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