Although there has no official confirmation from the Hurricanes, it's expected center Matt Cullen will be traded today.
The Canes are expected to receive a high draft pick in return, although not a first-rounder. NHL teams have until 3 p.m. to complete transactions before the Olympic break, and the Cullen trade is expected to be Carolina's only move today.
Nine teams scouted the Canes-Sabres game Thursday night: Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Montreal, Minnesota, LA Kings, New York Islanders, Toronto and Columbus. The Sabres also are expected to be buyers before the March 3 trade deadline, but Cullen is not expected to be sent to Buffalo.