Trade target Sekera (upper body) out vs. Rangers; ‘large number’ of teams keeping watch

Andrej Sekera will miss Thursday night’s game against New York with an upper-body injury suffered earlier this week, but that likely won’t keep teams from inquiring about his services.

Per Sportsnet, a “large number” of clubs are interested in the 28-year-old defenseman, who’s coming off a career-high 11 goals and 44 points last season.

“While Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has been more prominently mentioned in trade rumors, teams around the league believe Sekera is the more likely player to be moved,” Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston explained. “He’s a pending unrestricted free agent coming off a 44-point season, and would be a good fit in a number of cities across the league.”

Sekera isn’t the only prominent Hurricane that’ll miss tonight’s game. Eric Staal, Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner are also out, along with checking forward Patrick Dwyer, who was placed on injured reserve yesterday.

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