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Shocking Turn of Events: Jennings Trophy Winner May Join the Laval Rocket in the Coming Hours

Published December 17, 2023 at 11:08

Yesterday, a very surprising announcement was made regarding Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Antti Raanta, who was placed on waivers.

Moreover, according to what's circulating on social media this morning, a major turnaround could occur in the next few hours concerning the Finnish goalie's next destination. Indeed, according to Anthony Marcotte, the 34-year-old veteran could potentially join the Montreal Canadiens organization, playing with the Laval Rocket in the AHL.

"Situation to watch here. If Antti Raanta is not claimed, he could be assigned to an AHL team. Could the Rocket get involved in this case? I remind you that the Hurricanes do not have a firm farm team in the AHL this year." - Anthony Marcotte

Wow! Interesting!

Since the Carolina Hurricanes don't have a farm team playing in the American League, the organization might be obliged to lend him to another team if Antti Raanta is not claimed off waivers.

Furthermore, knowing that Jakub Dobes and Strauss Mann are struggling with the Rocket, it's legitimate to wonder if the former Arizona Coyotes goaltender could come in as reinforcement to help Jean-François Houle's squad.

Since his NHL debut, the goalie from Rauma has compiled an excellent record of 133 wins, 78 losses, and 28 overtime defeats, while maintaining a goals-against average of 2.49 and a save percentage of .915.

There's no doubt that he would be an excellent addition for the Rocket, whose experience could greatly benefit the young Jakub Dobes in his first professional season.

Certainly, this will be a situation to closely monitor over the next few hours!

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Shocking Turn of Events: Jennings Trophy Winner May Join the Laval Rocket in the Coming Hours

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