NHL Trade Alert: Senators reacquire Ryan Dzingel from Hurricanes for Alex Galchenyuk and Cedric Paquette

Jul 13, 2020; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Ryan Dzingel (18) takes a shot during practice at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Dzingel is on his way back to the Ottawa Senators in a three player trade. The Carolina Hurricanes acquire Alex Galchenyuk and Cedric Paquette in exchange for the 28 year-old pivot. All are on expiring contracts with no salary retained by either side.

The Senators get some additional help on offense and the Carolina Hurricanes gets some cap flexibility with this move.

NHL Trade: Ryan Dzingel to the Ottawa Senators

Ryan Dzingel
Jan 30, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer (47) and center Ryan Dzingel (18) celebrate there win against the Dallas Stars at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Dzingel is expected to give Ottawa some extra punch in the lineup. He only has 4 points in 11 games this season but with a little more ice time, the Sens hope he can pick up that pace.

The lefty center had a career year that started in Ottawa back in 2018-19. He scored 26 goals and 56 points in 78 games with 12 of those points coming after his trade to Columbus.

As for the Hurricanes, both Galchenyuk (27 y/o) and Paquette (27 y/o) will add some depth to the roster. In a season where any team can be hit hard by COVID, there’s true value in that as well.

“Cedric is a strong, physical forward who won the Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay last season,” Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said. “We’re excited to add both of these players to our forward group.”

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