RALEIGH — With the addition of forward Cory Stillman, who the Carolina Hurricanes acquired in a trade Thursday, coach Paul Maurice said the team has more flexibility, comfort, and depth at forward.
With Stillman, moving into the Eric Staal’s line with Erik Cole, forward Jussi Jokinen moves into Brandon Sutter’s line with Jiri Tlusty.
“That’s a line we really liked because you can play them against the other team’s two best, but they find some ways to score, too,” Maurice said of Sutter’s line combination. “There’s some offense to that line. I think it sorts some things out. It gives us other options.”