The Carolina Hurricanes are working on a trade involving Justin Faulk that would send the veteran defenceman to the Anaheim Ducks, according to reports.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman first reported the news via Twitter, hinting that a contract extension with the Ducks would likely be in place should the deal go down.

Faulk, 27, is in the final-year of his contract, which comes with a $4.833 million salary cap hit, and appeared to have become more expendable after the Hurricanes signed defenceman Jake Gardiner to a four-year contract last week.

According to TFP Editor-in-Chief David Pagnotta, Faulk’s next deal could be worth north of $6 million, annually.