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Jiri Tlusty | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
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This will be an important season for Jiri Tlusty.
Tlusty signed a one-year, $2.95 million contract over the summer and is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time next season. He broke out in 2013 with 23 goals and 38 points in 48 contests, but ran into injury problems last season and finished with just 30 points in 68 contests. He doesn't have a lengthy history of success as a top-six forward under his belt, so if he struggles again this season, then he's not likely to get a lucrative contract. If he does have a big season though, he should be able to cash in. Sep 10 - 9:00 AM

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Carolina general manager Ron Francis said he was pleased the Hurricanes were able to sign forward Jiri Tlusty to a one-year, $2.95 million contract on July 1.

Tlusty was a restricted free agent. "It was a good deal for both sides and it's good to have Jiri back in the fold," Francis said. "He had a really tough start to the season last year but is healthy. It should be an incentive for him to have a good season as he will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. He should be ready to rock and roll. He'll be a valuable piece for us." Tlusty had only 16 goals and 14 assists in 68 games last season.
Jul 12 - 9:32 AM

Jiri Tlusty has re-signed with the Hurricanes for one season and $2.95 million.

He has had an inconsistent tenure with the Canes thus far, but he can be a useful fantasy player in spurts when he plays in Carolina 's top six. Tlusty should not be counted on to contribute more than 45-50 points.
Jul 1 - 2:42 PM

Jiri Tlusty's winning goal helped Carolina defeat Detroit on the road in the regular season for the first time in 25 years on Friday night.

Tlusty's 16th marker of the season put the Canes up 2-0 late in the first period, and Carolina held on to win 2-1. Tlusty now has 28 points in 62 games this season, a step back from his impressive 38 points in 48 games last year.
Apr 11 - 10:27 PM

Jiri Tlusty found the back of the net for Carolina in a 5-2 loss to the Capitals Thursday night.

Tlusty has not managed to match last season's exceptional breakout, but he may still have some value in very deep formats. The shorthanded tally gives him 15 goals on the campaign. Radek Dvorak also scored a goal in the losing effort.
Apr 10 - 10:06 PM

Jiri Tlusty (upper body) will return Thursday.

He has missed the last four games. He's expected to line up alongside Eric Staal and Alexander Semin, but coach Kirk Muller said there might be some additional tinkering with the combinations during the game. Tlusty has 14 goals and 26 points in 65 games.
Apr 10 - 1:44 PM

Coach Kirk Muller said that Jiri Tlusty is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

It was originally reported as a lower-body ailment. Either way, it doesn't sound like he's expected to play on Thursday night. Tlusty was injured in Monday's shootout loss to Ottawa.
Apr 3 - 1:08 PM

Jiri Tlusty (lower body) may not be available to play Thursday.

He exited Monday's game with a lower-body ailment after he played 10:32 of ice time.
Apr 2 - 3:17 PM

Jiri Tlusty recorded a pair of goals for the Hurricanes Thursday night as they shutout Florida by a score of 3-0.

After last season's impressive breakout effort it's disappointing to see the step backwards Tlusty has taken this year. The goals he scored in this contest were just the 13th and 14th of the campaign. Jeff Skinner also found the back of the net in the victory for Carolina.
Mar 27 - 11:21 PM

Jiri Tlusty returned to the Hurricanes' lineup Friday night against Chicago.

He had missed Carolina's last two games with a back injury. Tlusty only had 16 shifts and 11:43 of ice time in Friday's contest so you may want to wait another game before activating him.
Mar 22 - 2:22 AM

Jiri Tlusty (lower body) won't play Tuesday.

Coach Kirk Muller thinks that Tlusty could be available to return at some point later this week. He didn't play Sunday because of a lower-body ailment.
Mar 17 - 1:35 PM

Jiri Tlusty was unable to play Sunday because of an lower-body injury.

Consider him day-to-day for now. Tlusty has registered 12 goals and 10 assists in 59 games this season.
Mar 17 - 9:41 AM

Jiri Tlusty fired home a goal and an assist in the Canes’ 3-1 triumph over the Rangers on Tuesday night.

Tlusty has managed just 21 points through 57 games in what has been a slow year for the 25 year-old.
Mar 11 - 9:54 PM

Jiri Tlusty scored a goal in Carolina's 3-2 overtime victory on Tuesday.

Tlusty hasn't been able to capitalize on his strong 2013 campaign. He has just 10 goals and 19 points in 54 games this season. At this point, we don't expect him to bounce back before the season's over.
Mar 5 - 9:13 AM

Jiri Tlusty is on a three-game point streak.

Tlusty has two goals and five points over that span. He's been reunited with Eric Staal and Alexander Semin, which seems to have shaken him from his season-long slump.
Jan 24 - 7:11 AM

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C1Eric Staal
2Jordan Staal
3Jay McClement
4Riley Nash
5Patrick Brown
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jiri Tlusty
4Phil Di Giuseppe
5Brock McGinn
6Sergey Tolchinsky
RW1Alexander Semin
2Elias Lindholm
3Pat Dwyer
4Zach Boychuk
D1Justin Faulk
2Andrej Sekera
3Ron Hainsey
4Ryan Murphy
5Tim Gleason
6John-Michael Liles
7Brett Bellemore
8Jay Harrison
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin