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Alexander Semin | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
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Alexander Semin is expected to suit up against Colorado on Saturday night.
Semin has only five points, all assists, in his 14 games this season, and was a healthy scratch on Thursday against Los Angeles. However he's still expected to line up to the right of Victor Rask and Jeff Skinner on the Canes' third line. Nov 22 - 5:54 PM

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Alexander Semin will be a healthy scratch on Thursday when the Hurricanes play at Los Angeles.

He's been a healthy scratch for two games already this season. Semin has no goals and five assists in 14 appearances. Brad Malone, who was scratched on Tuesday, will play in Semin's place.
Nov 20 - 2:51 PM

Alexander Semin (upper body) returned to action on Tuesday November 18.

Semin had a minus-one rating in 10:52 minutes of ice time in his return. He was out for two straight contests.
Nov 19 - 2:30 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes will be without forward Alexander Semin and defenseman Jay Harrison for another game.

The Hurricanes face the San Jose Sharks on Sunday. Semin is dealing with an upper-body issue while Harrison's injury appears to be lower-body related. It's been a tough season for Semin, although he did show signs of improvement with a recent three-game assist streak.
Nov 16 - 3:02 PM

Alexander Semin will miss Saturday afternoon's game against the Boston Bruins because of an upper body injury.

The 30-year-old has been a big disappointment for the Hurricanes this season. Semin has five assists in in 13 games. He should be considered day-to-day right now.
Nov 15 - 12:17 PM

Alexander Semin had no points or shots on goal in his return to the Hurricanes' lineup on Tuesday.

Semin was also limited to 12:28 minutes of ice time despite being put on the team's top line. If Hurricanes coach Bill Peters was hoping that having Semin sit might spark him then so far it hasn't worked.
Nov 5 - 10:18 AM

Alexander Semin will be back in the Hurricanes' lineup on Tuesday.

Semin spent two games in the press box. He can't be completely written off as the Hurricanes have made a long-term commitment to him and are likely to continue to give him first-line minutes. At the same time, he is far from a safe bet to bounce back this season.
Nov 4 - 12:54 PM

Alexander Semin may draw back into the lineup on Tuesday.

He was back with Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty during Monday's practice. "I think we'll go with that moving forward," said coach Bill Peters. "... That line has to be a line at some point that is very productive and will be a line, when we go on the road, that (opponents) have to pay attention to and possibly match up with their No. 1 line or checking line. It gives us the opportunity to see if they can establish the chemistry that had in the past. If (Semin) plays, that's the spot I want to play him in. We don't want guys sitting out for an extended period of time. There's guys we think can come in and make us better if they play the way they're capable of." Semin has been a healthy scratch for the past two games.
Nov 3 - 2:51 PM

Alexander Semin was a healthy scratch for the second game in a row.

It doesn't seem that the Hurricanes are missing Semin on the ice as they have won both games with the Russian sitting in the press box after going 0-6-2 with him on the ice. The Hurricanes next play on Tuesday in Columbus and it will be hard for coach Bill Peters to adjust his suddenly winning lineup.
Nov 3 - 5:47 AM

Alexander Semin will be a healthy scratch in Carolina's game against Arizona on Saturday.

Semin has two assists in eight games this season and is also pointless in his last six games. "At some point, action speaks louder than words," said Carolina head coach Bill Peters . "That's what happens when you're a healthy scratch, and you have to handle it professionally, and you have to bounce back and when you get back in the lineup you've got to be a good player and make sure it doesn't happen again."
Nov 1 - 1:14 PM

Alexander Semin will probably be a healthy scratch on Saturday.

This comes after Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said that Semin isn't "playing with the pace the league is at." This might spark Semin, but his inconsistent play over the years makes him hard to bet on. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are paying him $7 million annually through 2017-18.
Oct 31 - 12:16 PM

Alexander Semin has just two assists and a minus-seven rating in eight games this season.

"He"s not moving his feet, not playing with the pace the league is at," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said of Semin. "The league is at a very good pace, there's guys with trap pressure, there's no time and space, so if you’re not moving your feet you're going to get caught from behind. If you're going to make a slow-developing play, guys who were open are going to be covered eventually and everything closes off. So you have to play quicker." Whether or not Semin will do that remains to be seen. Certainly, he has the talent to be an offensive force, but he's been wildly inconsistent throughout his career.
Oct 31 - 10:40 AM

Alexander Semin is set to make his preseason debut on Tuesday night.

He had been dealing with a wrist injury that underwent surgery during the off-season. Semin is projected to join Jiri Tlusty and Eric Staal on the top line in the contest.
Sep 30 - 3:49 PM

Hurricanes GM Ron Francis expects Alexander Semin (wrist) to be ready for training camp based on the information he's been given.

"My understanding was that he was coming back to train," Francis said. "He's training, according to his agent, a couple times a day and doing therapy on the wrist as well. There were no issues with the wrist, as far as I was told." A report surfaced about a week-and-a-half ago that Semin hadn't fully recovered yet from off-season wrist surgery, but Francis' optimism is a much better sign.
Aug 20 - 10:43 AM

Alexander Semin is reportedly still not fully recovered from offseason wrist surgery.

Semin had trouble with his wrist for the entirety of last season and his played clearly suffered as a result. While the team has yet to express any concern publicly about his lengthy recovery process, it's fair to be at least a little worried that his rehab continues. Until he gets a clean bill of health, proceed with caution on the talented winger.
Aug 10 - 2:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Eric Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Jordan Staal
6Andrej Nestrasil
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jiri Tlusty
RW1Alexander Semin
2Elias Lindholm
3Pat Dwyer
4Zach Boychuk
5Riley Nash
D1Justin Faulk
2Andrej Sekera
3Ron Hainsey
4Tim Gleason
5John-Michael Liles
6Jay Harrison
7Brett Bellemore
8Michal Jordan
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin