It's a little later than usual, but Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford will make his annual end-of-season appearance with the media on Tuesday, the team announced Friday.
Typically, Rutherford discusses the season within a few days of the final game, but has gone through a prolonged evaluation process this year. He has also been spending a lot of his time watching the team's AHL affiliate progress through the playoffs. The Checkers are down 2-0 to Binghamton after losing Thursday and Friday in Charlotte in the conference finals.
Rutherford has some big decisions to make this summer, most notably the future of unrestricted free agents Erik Cole, Jussi Jokinen, Chad LaRose and Joni Pitkanen.