Hurricanes make trade

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have bolstered their
defense by acquiring Niclas Wallin in a trade with the Carolina
      San Jose also acquired a fifth-round pick and sent a second
rounder to Carolina to complete Sunday's deal.
      The Sharks had been shuttling defensemen back and forth from
Worcester of the AHL for much of the season. General manager Doug
Wilson says he hopes Wallin's playoff experience from winning the
Stanley Cup in 2006 with Carolina will benefit the Sharks.
      San Jose leads the Western Conference with 85 points. The Sharks
won the Presidents' Trophy for the best regular-season record in
the league a year ago before being eliminated in the first round of
the playoffs by Anaheim.