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Lee Stempniak | Winger | #21

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 5 (148) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Lee Stempniak has been recalled by the Hurricanes following a one-game conditioning stint with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers.
Stempniak has yet to see action this season and suffered an upper-body injury during his first minor-league appearance on Friday against Utica. Consider him day-to-day for now. Nov 12 - 6:49 PM

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Lee Stempniak, who was in the Charlotte Checkers' lineup on a conditioning stint Friday night, may have reinjured himself.

He left Friday night's 5-2 win over Utica after only two shifts. It seems Stempniak may have reinjured his back. Stay tuned for more details.
Nov 11 - 8:05 AM

Lee Stempniak has been activated from injured reserve and assigned to the minors for a conditioning stint.

Stempniak hasn't played this season because of hip/back issues. He posted 16 goals and 40 points in 82 games with the Hurricanes last year.
Nov 9 - 1:40 PM

Lee Stempniak (back) is close to returning.

Stempniak hasn't played yet this season though, so it wouldn't be surprising if he ends up on a conditioning assignment before he rejoins the Hurricanes. He'd need to approve of a conditioning assignment, so it's up to him whether or not that happens.
Nov 7 - 11:35 AM

Lee Stempniak practiced with his Hurricane teammates on Friday without any restrictions.

He was not wearing a yellow sweater which means no contact. Stempniak, who has been sidelined for a month with a hip/back injury, seems to be closing in on a return to action. Get ready to activate him shortly if you need him.
Nov 4 - 11:28 AM

Lee Stempniak (hip/back) is expected to be sidelined for 10 days to two weeks, according to coach Bill Peters.

Stempniak has been hindered back and hip issues at training camp and he will miss the start of the regular season as a result. He will start the year on injured reserve.
Oct 3 - 1:17 PM

Lee Stempniak (hip/back) is questionable for the Hurricanes opener on Saturday.

Stempniak is having a hard time getting healthy this season. He had 16 goals and 40 points last year but look for those numbers to drop slightly this season as the Hurricanes are younger and stronger up front.
Oct 1 - 7:03 AM

Lee Stempniak's previously undisclosed problem is soreness in his hip and back.

Stempniak had an MRI on Thursday and they're just waiting on the results. Consider him day-to-day until more information is revealed.
Sep 22 - 1:06 PM

Lee Stempniak (undisclosed) is a bit dinged up, according to coach Bill Peters.

Carolina doesn't want to rush him or banged up netminder Scott Darling back to action. Consider Stempniak as day-to-day for the time being.
Sep 20 - 1:00 PM

Four different shooters combined for 12 of 25 shots on goal Saturday night, but none of them found the back of the net as the Hurricanes lost a 3-0 contest to the Stars.

Lee Stempniak, Joakim Nordstrom, Brett Pesce, and Jaccob Slavin each provided the futile shots. The foursome provided nearly half of the offense for the team as they outshot their opponent 25-22.
Apr 1 - 9:48 PM

Lee Stempniak scored two goals in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

He finally put his 10-game goalless drought to bed. Stempniak's goals gave Carolina 2-1 and 3-1 leads in the second and third period and they never looked back. Stempniak has 14 goals and 22 assists in 72 games this season. The 'Canes are still a long-shot to make the playoffs, but this 6-1-3 stretch has put them five points back of the final Wild Card spot.
Mar 23 - 10:52 PM

Lee Stempniak potted his 12th goal of the season in Friday's 4-2 loss to Arizona.

He got the Hurricanes on the board late in the first period and Jordan Staal scored early in the second to tie the match at 2-2, but the Coyotes got two goals in the third to claim the victory. Stempniak has only contributed five points in the last 12 games.
Mar 4 - 9:04 AM

Lee Stempniak earned an assist in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to Colorado.

He had the primary helper on Jeff Skinner's 19th goal of the season. Unfortunately, a slashing penalty he took in the third period nullified another goal by Skinner. Stempniak has 10 goals and 26 points in 54 games.
Feb 18 - 8:38 AM

Lee Stempniak scored in Friday's 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Stempniak's goal gave the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead at the 9:37 mark of the opening period. The 33-year-old has now scored in back-to-back games. He's up to eight goals and 18 points in 35 games this season. The victory extends Carolina's home point streak to 11 games (10-0-1). Elias Lindholm and Jay McClement also scored for the Hurricanes.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 10:35:00 PM

Lee Stempniak scored in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The goal was his seventh of the season. He's on pace to score a respectable 17 goals and 41 points in 2016-17. That doesn't translate into standard fantasy league value, but it provides Carolina with some nice depth scoring.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 10:45:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Victor Rask
2Jordan Staal
3Derek Ryan
4Marcus Kruger
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Sebastian Aho
3Joakim Nordstrom
4Phil Di Giuseppe
5Brock McGinn
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Justin Williams
3Teuvo Teravainen
4Lee Stempniak
5Josh Jooris
D1Justin Faulk
2Jaccob Slavin
3Brett Pesce
4Noah Hanifin
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Haydn Fleury
7Klas Dahlbeck
G1Scott Darling
2Cam Ward