Today the Hurricanes announced that they resigned UFA to be Vaclav Prospal for 1 year and 3.5 million dollars. After looking at the options that may hit the market the club decided that Prospal was as good as any of them. Not wanting to get into a bidding war with other clubs the Hurricanes signed Prospal a player whom they are familiar with. In 20 games with Carolina last year Prospal had 4 goals and 11 assists. Vaclav will skate on one of the top 2 lines and be part of the clubs pp unit. Looking ahead to free agency for the Hurricanes it's expected that the club will go after a couple bottom 6 forwards, a backup goaltender and a couple defenseman.