Hurricanes losing Dudley, still in talks with TV’s Forslund

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell says executive Rick Dudley won’t return. The 71-year-old Dudley had worked as the Hurricanes senior vice president of hockey operations since 2018, part of nearly five decades in professional hockey. That included serving as general manager for four NHL franchises. He also played and coached the Buffalo Sabres. Waddell says he and Dudley talked “months ago” about his plans to move on at the end of his contract. Waddell also says the Hurricanes are still in talks with longtime TV play-by-play announcer John Forslund on a new deal.