The move will help add some veteran presence on the back end for the Hurricanes who are three points out of a playoff spot and four points back of the Winnipeg Jets for the division lead.
The 32-year old Bergeron has 1 goal and 4 assists in 12 games with the Lightning where he’s spent the three seasons. Last season he registered 4 goals and 24 points in 43 games in Tampa Bay.
Often seen as an offensive catalyst, Bergeron should bolster the Hurricanes powerplay as they try and nudge closer to a postseason birth.
The trade doesn’t come as a surprise for the Lightning who could become sellers by tomorrow’s deadline. Sitting in fourteenth place in the conference and well back of a playoff spot, a re-build could be on the horizon in Tampa and moving a veteran like Bergeron is a good place to start.
In Adam Hall, it’s a homecoming of sorts for both he and the Lightning. The 32-year old spent the last four seasons between the Lightning and their AHL affiliate Norfolk Admirals before being claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes earlier this season.
On the year he has yet to score a goal but has added four assists in 26 combined gamed between the two clubs.
Hall has been placed on waivers with the intent that the club will send him to the minors.