Posted: Sun January 13, 2013 11:49AM; Updated: Sun January 13, 2013 11:49AM

Hurricanes trade Boucher, Alt to Flyers for Pither

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Brian Boucher
Brian Boucher started eight games last season, losing all but one of them.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes are making some moves the day after the official end of the NHL lockout.

The Hurricanes on Sunday traded goaltender Brian Boucher and defenseman Mark Alt to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for center Luke Pither (PIH-tuhr).

The 36-year-old Boucher has spent most of his 14-year NHL career as a backup. He started eight games last season, losing all but one of them. Alt was drafted by the Hurricanes in 2010. The 21-year-old defenseman had five goals and 17 assists for the Minnesota Golden Gophers last season.

Carolina says Pither will be assigned to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. The 23-year-old center has 11 goals and 14 assists in 35 games in the ECHL this season.

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