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Vermette headed to the eye of the storm.

The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Antoine Vermette last week in a trade that will send defenseman Colby Robak to the Ottawa Senators. The deal was first reported by TSN's Bob McKenzie, who also noted that Hurricanes will receive one draft pick, a sixth-rounder in 2016 and prospect - Alexander Kadeikin, as part of the deal. ESPN's Pierre LeBrun noted that Ottawa will add prospect - Taylor Leier and (3) picks in the 2016 draft to complete the deal.
After the trade of Ryan Kesler's UFA rights earlier in the week for prospect - Anton Cederholm.  Many are speculating that Vermette was brought in to replace Kesler on the 2nd line.  Carolina Management could not be reached for comment.