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Lee Stempniak | Winger | #21

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 5 (148) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Lee Stempniak will be scratched Sunday against New Jersey.
Coach Bill Peters said that recent call-up Lucas Wallmark will be in the lineup and Stemniak, who logged just 7:02 of ice time on Friday, will sit. Feb 18 - 3:19 PM

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Lee Stempniak registered an assist in the Hurricanes' 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

Stempniak has three points in five games since making his season debut on Jan. 12. He was kept out of the lineup for months due to hip and upper-body injuries. Fortunately it looks like rust isn't an issue.
Jan 24 - 9:53 AM

Lee Stempniak scored a goal in a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames.

It's Stempniak's second game since returning from his upper-body injury. The 34-year-old forward now has two points in two games this season and could be someone to keep an eye on moving forward. Sebastian Aho left the game with a knee injury and if he is out an extended period Stempniak could get a few extra looks on the top line and power play unit.
Jan 14 - 6:10 PM

Lee Stempniak registered an assist in his return to the lineup.

Stempnniak, who had missed the entire season to date (43 games) with an assortment of hip and upper-body injuries, was effective on a line with Jeff Skinner and Lucas Wallmark. You may want to put Stempniak on your watch list.
Jan 13 - 9:24 AM

Lee Stempniak will make his regular season debut on Friday night.

Stempniak has missed most of the season because of hip and upper-body injuries. He was a healthy scratch in last night's game, but with Elias Lindholm, Joakim Nordstrom and Derek Ryan all out of the lineup, the 'Canes needed Stempniak to step in. The 34-year-old had 16 goals and 40 points in 82 games with Carolina last season.
Jan 12 - 7:43 PM

It looks like Lee Stempniak will be scratched tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Stempniak has been sidelined all season with both a hip and upper-body injury. He has been declared healthy but it's unclear when the 34-year-old winger will return to the lineup. He will be joined in the press box by Haydn Fleury and Phillip Di Giuseppe.
Jan 9 - 7:20 PM

Lee Stempniak isn't expected to play Tuesday night.

Stempniak was activated from injured reserve Monday, but he is projected to be scratched against Tampa Bay. He will probably be back in the fold in one of the games versus Washington later this week.
Jan 9 - 2:10 PM

Lee Stempniak (upper body) has been taken off injured reserve.

Stempniak hasn't played yet this season for the Hurricanes, but his debut could come Tuesday versus Tampa Bay. He produced 16 goals and 40 points in 82 games in 2016-17.
Jan 8 - 12:55 PM

Lee Stempniak continues to skate but has not yet been cleared for contact.

He is recovering from an upper-body injury and is improving but has not progressed to the point of participating in practice without restrictions. We will continue to monitor Stempniak's recovery so check back with us in a few days for updates.
Jan 6 - 9:19 AM

Lee Stempniak (upper body) was on the ice at practice Monday and he was wearing a yellow no-contact sweater.

The veteran has yet to take the ice this season for the big club, but it sounds like he is making some progress. He appeared in a game with Charlotte of the AHL back in November, but suffered an upper-body injury after just two shifts. Avoid him in all fantasy pools until he can officially make his way back and knock off the rust after his long layoff.
Jan 1 - 10:35 PM

Lee Stempniak (upper body) might start practicing with Carolina next week.

Stempniak hasn't played at all with the Hurricanes this season due to his injury. He was briefly sent to AHL Charlotte for a conditioning stint back in November and got into a game with the minor-league squad. However, that didn't lead to him playing with the Hurricanes.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 01:15:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 06:49:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 08:05:00 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.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 01:40:00 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.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 11:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jordan Staal
2Victor Rask
3Derek Ryan
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Sebastian Aho
3Joakim Nordstrom
4Phil Di Giuseppe
5Brock McGinn
RW1Teuvo Teravainen
2Justin Williams
3Elias Lindholm
4Lee Stempniak
D1Justin Faulk
2Noah Hanifin
3Jaccob Slavin
4Brett Pesce
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Haydn Fleury
7Klas Dahlbeck
G1Cam Ward
2Scott Darling