The Carolina Hurricanes have spent much of a busy Thursday discussing potential trades and talking to potential draft prospects.

For now, the Canes have not made a trade. They still own the No. 8 overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft.

That could change before Friday night, when the draft begins at Consol Energy Center, should the Canes find it necessary to deal the pick. But for much of Thursday, it was standard pre-draft business.

Prospects such as Mikhail Grigorenko, Griffin Reinhart, Matt Dumba, Morgan Rielly and Filip Forsberg said they were interviewed by the Canes contigent. Others -- Radek Faksa, Cody Ceci, Jacob Trouba, Olli Maatta -- said they were not, although they talked to the Canes at the NHL prospect combine in Toronto.

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