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The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Adam Hall and a seventh round pick in this year’s draft.

Bergeron, who has one goal and four assists in 12 games for Tampa this year, will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. The Hurricanes have been thin on defense as of late after losing Justin Faulk to a sprained MCL back on March 19th against the Panthers. On the year, Carolina has 34 points, good for 10th in the Eastern Conference standings, but just four points back of the Southeast leading Winnipeg Jets for the division lead.

Hall, a former 2nd round pick of the Predators in the 1999 draft, has played in only six games for the Hurricanes this year. In his career, the Michigan native, who played for the Bolts from 2008-2013,  has 65 goals in 591 career games.