Report: Kings give Hurricanes permission to speak to assistant GM Futa
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Jaret Anderson-Dolan, 41st overall pick of the Los Angeles Kings, shakes the hand of assistant general manager Mike Futa of the Los Angeles Kings during the 2017 NHL Draft at United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

The Los Angeles Kings have given permission to the Carolina Hurricanes to speak to assistant general manager Mike Futa, according to's Lisa Dillman.

Futa is in his 11th season with the Kings and first as the team's assistant general manager. He was promoted to assistant GM last April after serving as the team's vice president of hockey operations and director of player personnel.

On Wednesday, the Hurricanes relieved Ron Francis of his duties as general manager, moving him into the position of president of hockey operations.

The team's new general manager will report directly to owner Tom Dundon, the team announced in their release on Wednesday.

Report: Kings give Hurricanes permission to speak to assistant GM Futa
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