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Alexander Semin | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
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Luke DeCock of the News & Observer is arguing that the Hurricanes should buy out Alexander Semin's contract.
It's certainly a justified stance, given how big of a disaster he's been the past two seasons. He has had some injury troubles along the way, but the fact that he declined as soon as his five-year, $35 million contract kicked in certainly plays into the longstanding narrative that Semin is a talented forward that has motivational issues. Despite that, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Hurricanes keep Semin in the hopes that he bounces back. Keep in mind buying him out would mean paying him $14 million over six years to not play for them. Apr 20 - 9:27 AM

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Alexander Semin admitted that he's not sure what happened to him this season.

Semin was limited to six goals and 19 points in 57 contests and found himself being sent to the press box on multiple occasions. It doesn't sound like he was battling through an injury, although he did have surgery in the summer of 2014, so that might have been a factor. Semin will be worth keeping a close eye on next season because he's obviously capable of much more, but he's also one of the least reliable forwards in the game today and that distinction factors in his entire career, not just his lackluster 2014-15 campaign.
Apr 14 - 10:57 AM

Alexander Semin scored a goal in Carolina's 4-3 loss to Buffalo on Monday.

It was just Semin's sixth goal of the campaign. He'll have a lot to prove in 2015-16 after wildly performing below expectations this season.
Apr 7 - 9:15 AM

Alexander Semin registered an assist in a 4-2 loss Tuesday night.

Semin has five goals and 18 points in 51 contests in 2014-15. He's got a history of inconsistency and in this case fantasy owners might take some comfort in that as it suggests that a bounce back season in 2015-16 is not only possible, but wouldn't be out of the ordinary. Even still, we wouldn't recommend taking him until the end of 2015-16 standard league drafts, if you grab him at all.
Apr 1 - 9:16 AM

Alexander Semin (hamstring) will play in Sunday's tilt against the Boston Bruins.

Semin missed one game because of the injury. He has a disappointing five goals and 17 points in 49 games this season. He may have a lot of offensive skill but he just doesn't show enough consistency to be a fantasy starter every night.
Mar 29 - 2:55 PM

As speculated on Rotoworld earlier, Alexander Semin (hamstring) is likely not playing for the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night.

Semin is not on the ice for the Carolina warmups prior to a game against the New Jersey Devils.
Mar 28 - 7:08 PM

Carolina coach Bill Peters does not expect forward Alexander Semin to be in the Hurricanes' lineup Saturday night for a game against the New Jersey Devils.

Semin practiced Saturday morning and Peters said he doesn't believe the hamstring injury is serious but, nevertheless, the coach thinks his veteran forward will miss this one. Semin has only five goals and 12 assists in 49 games this season.
Mar 28 - 5:29 PM

Alexander Semin might miss Saturday's game due to an undisclosed injury.

Semin didn't take part in Friday's morning skate. He has five goals and 17 points in 49 games this season.
Mar 27 - 1:15 PM

Alexander Semin scored one of the Carolina Hurricanes' goals in a 5-2 loss Monday night to the Blackhawks in Chicago.

Semin, having a disappointing season, posted his third goal of the season. He has played in 36 games. The Canes' other goal scorer was defenseman John-Michael Liles, his second of the season. It was Liles' first goal since Nov. 22, ending a 26-game drought. The Hurricanes lost for the first time in four games.
Mar 2 - 11:29 PM

Alexander Semin skated on the Hurricanes' top line during Thursday's practice.

The Hurricanes were forced to change their forward lines after Jiri Tlusty was dealt to the Winnipeg Jets. This is a chance for Semin to end what has been a disappointing campaign on a high note. He has two goals and 14 points in 35 games.
Feb 27 - 11:00 AM

Alexander Semin will be back in the lineup on Friday against Toronto.

He skated with Riley Nash and Jeff Skinner during Thursday's practice. Semin has been scratched for the last two games. He has generated just two goals and 11 points in 32 contests.
Feb 19 - 4:12 PM

Alex Semin and Victor Rask will be scratched against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

Interesting how perspective can influence a point of view on a given player. Semin, the once perennial elite scorer has just a pair of goals and 11 points in 32 games this season, and is seen as a wasted commodity. While Rask has eight goals and 18 points during the first 54 games of his career, and is seen as a quality player on the rise. As it is, neither will play tonight.
Feb 17 - 6:50 PM

Alex Semin, John-Michael Liles and Victor Rask will all be scratched for Monday's game against Ottawa.

Semin has been a major disappointment this season. The 30-year-old has just two goals and 11 points in 32 games this season.
Feb 16 - 7:37 PM

Alexander Semin recorded an assist in a 2-1 loss to Anaheim.

This has been a terrible season for Semin, but he's done a bit better lately. He's only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four contests. Even still, his two goals and 11 points in 31 contests is nothing to write home about and we remain skeptical about his ability to finish this season on a high note.
Feb 13 - 10:48 AM

Hurricanes coach Bill Peters has been pleased with Alexander Semin's performance as of late.

Semin has a goal and an assist in four games after spending four straight contests in the press box. "He's bought in, he's worked hard recently in practice," Peters said. "He's been good in the games. He's been competitive. He's played with more pace and he's made play. He's playing as good as he has all year." This has been a disastrous campaign from Semin and we remain very skeptical of his future value from a fantasy perspective. That being said, he's certainly worth monitoring closely given his upside.
Feb 12 - 9:03 AM

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All Positions
C1Jordan Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Andrej Nestrasil
LW1Eric Staal
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jeff Skinner
4Chris Terry
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Riley Nash
3Alexander Semin
4Pat Dwyer
D1Justin Faulk
2Ryan Murphy
3Ron Hainsey
4Brett Bellemore
5Jack Hillen
6Michal Jordan
7John-Michael Liles
8Rasmus Rissanen
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin