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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 (lower body) may be available to return this weekend.
He is close to getting back into the lineup after missing the last four games with a lower-body injury. Semin took part in Thursday's practice, but he won't play against Toronto. Dec 18 - 4:17 PM

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Alexander Semin (lower body) took part in an optional skate on Wednesday.

Semin isn't expected to return on Thursday. It's hard to say where Semin will play even when he is healthy. He's logged a lot of minutes alongside Eric Staal in the past, but Semin's play this season doesn't justify that assignment. He has just six points in 21 contests in 2014-15.
Dec 18 - 8:47 AM

Alexander Semin (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve.

He didn't play Monday because of a lower-body ailment. It's been a bad start to the 2014-15 campaign for Semin, who has one goal and six points in 21 games.
Dec 11 - 5:36 PM

Alexander Semin (lower body) is regarded as day-to-day.

Semin missed Monday's contest due to the ailment. With Semin unavailable, Elias Lindholm got some ice time with Jeff Skinner and Eric Staal.
Dec 10 - 8:51 AM

Alexander Semin will miss Monday's game versus the Devils due to a lower-body-injury.

Semin did not skate Monday morning at the 'Canes practice and will indeed miss the game Monday night. He is currently listed as day-to-day. Semin has had a rough start to the year scoring just one goal and five assists with a -9 rating in 21 games played.
Dec 8 - 7:01 PM

Alexander Semin's goal on Thursday was his 500th career point.

Semin has 233 goals and 267 assists in 598 career contests. At times he's played like an elite forward, but there have also been seasons like his current one where he's severely underperformed. He has just six points in 20 contests this season and given his history, we can't trust him to bounce back.
Dec 5 - 10:15 AM

Alexander Semin scored against his former squad on Thursday night, notching a third period goal against Washington, but it was not enough to stave off a 2-1 loss.

Semin scored 84 points in 72 games as a Capital in 2009-2010, but has flat out lost his elite after his first season in Carolina. Semin's goal was his first of the season, amounting for six points in 20 games thus far.
Dec 4 - 10:15 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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