Kings assistant general manager Michael Futa has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Carolina Hurricanes general manager position.
Futa confirmed a Sportsnet report Tuesday and stated, via text message, that he does not want to be a distraction during the Kings' playoff chase.
Futa has become a popular candidate to become a general manager for an NHL team, to the point that he was promoted by the Kings last season to keep him in the organization.
He has built up a decade-long track record in helping the Kings scout and develop prospects and is general manager of their minor league team, the Ontario Reign.
Futa was also a candidate for the Buffalo Sabres general manager position last year. He became the Kings' assistant general manager when Rob Blake was promoted to general manager last season.