The Carolina Hurricanes have scheduled a news conference with veteran center Rod Brind'Amour at the RBC Center today at 2:30 p.m.
TSN is reporting that Brind'Amour will accept a buyout from the team, retire and continue to work for the team in some capacity.
Brind'Amour, 39, and a longtime team leader, has one year left in his playing contract. General manager Jim Rutherford had said that he hoped to have a resolution on Brind'Amour's future before the start of free agency Thursday. Options include buying out his contract for $2 million.
Rutherford won't be on hand. He's out of town on what the team has called unrelated business. But Rutherford will hold a teleconference with the media at 3:30 p.m.