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Jack Hillen | Defenseman

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
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Jack Hillen played alongside Michal Jordan in his first game as a Carolina Hurricane.
Hillen was dealt earlier on Saturday from Washington and made it to the arena an hour before puck drop. He played 17:18 and had a couple of shots on goal. Hillen has no fantasy value in traditional pools as he has five points and 10 penalty minutes in 36 games this season. Mar 1 - 4:57 AM

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The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Jack Hillen and a fourth-round pick from the Washington Capitals for Tim Gleason.

Hillen, 29, has five points and 10 PIM in 35 games so far in 2014-15. In 301 career NHL games, Hillen has 71 points and 157 PIM.
Feb 28 - 12:23 PM

Washington defenseman Jack Hillen and forward Aaron Volpatti will both be healthy scratches Wednesday against the Penguins.

Hillen has skated in 34 games this season, adding just five assists with no goals and has found himself scratched for the last two games. He’s being replaced by Cam Schilling who will skate in his second straight game for the first time in his career. Volpatti has played in just two games this season back on February 14th and February 3rd and has yet to record a point.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 25 - 5:20 PM

Jack Hillen and Andre Burakovsky will be healthy scratches in Sunday afternoon's game against the Flyers.

Cam Schilling will take Hillen's place on the blue line. Burakovsky, 20, has 9 goals and 21 points in 45 games this season.
Feb 22 - 12:49 PM

Jack Hillen is expected to replace Steve Oleksy in the Washington lineup on Sunday.

Oleksy saw his first action of the season on Saturday with Hillen being a healthy scratch. Hillen has four assists in 30 games this season and has no value in traditional pools.
Feb 15 - 11:11 AM

Jack Hillen will see his ninth game of the season Saturday night in New Jersey as he subs in for Nate Schmidt.

Hillen, like Schmidt, has no fantasy value.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 06:46:00 PM

Jack Hillen made his second appearance of the season on Wednesday night.

He blocked two shots and had one hit in 12:27 of ice time. Hillen had been a healthy scratch for 19 straight contests. He replaced an injured Mike Green in the lineup. Hillen has earned praise from coach Barry Trotz and from his teammates for having a great attitude during his absence from the lineup.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 06:48:00 PM

Jack Hillen (head) will be a "game-time decision" on Tuesday, according to Capitals coach Adam Oates.

Hillen has missed two straight games. He has an assist in 13 contests this season.
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 03:23:00 PM

Washington defenseman Jack Hillen will sit out this afternoon's game against Boston with an upper body injury suffered when he collided with teammate Alex Ovechkin on Tuesday night.

Hillen will be replaced in the lineup by John Erskine, who has not played since March 5. "It helps being a bigger guy," Oates said of Erskine’s physical presence against the Bruins. "But you’ve got to move the puck, you’ve got to skate. We’re at the day and age you’ve got to be able to do everything. You can’t hide players. When John is feeling good with his leg I think he’s one of our good defensemen."
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Jack Hillen (upper body) didn't skate on Thursday.

Coach Adam Oates said Hillen was not undergoing concussion protocol testing, which is a good sign. He might be available to play on Saturday. "Just sore from the hit," Oates said referring to Hillen's collision with teammate Alex Ovechkin. "Because we have a couple of days we told him to take another day off."
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Jack Hillen was hurt during an open-ice collision with teammate Alex Ovechkin in the third period of Tuesday's game.

Hillen was able to leave the ice on his own strength, but it also reportedly looked like he had initially lost consciousness. The Washington Capitals were in the process of evaluating him after the game.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 10:53:00 AM

Jack Hillen has been called up from his AHL conditioning stint.

He hasn't played since Oct. 3 because of a broken leg, but he's ready to return now. Hillen will probably fill in for Dmitry Orlov, who has been suspended for Washington's next two games.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Jack Hillen (leg) had a pair of assists in a rehab game for the Hershey Bears.

Hillen suffered a broken leg on October 3 and played for the first time on Tuesday. He had a bad limp after the game but was much better on Sunday. "I feel a lot better after this game than I did the first game," Hillen said. "The first game [on Tuesday] I was limping pretty bad after, and now this one I feel a lot better. We'll see how I feel when I get home. The next morning is the key. If I feel better [Monday] I should be good to go." The Capitals play again on Wednesday and if all goes well, Hillen could be back in a Washington uniform.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Jack Hillen (knee) is back with the Capitals after participating in a conditioning game with AHL Hershey on Tuesday.

Hillen thinks he's almost ready to play for Washington, but doesn't think he'll return on Thursday. Capitals coach Adam Oates sounded more optimistic though. "We'll see how he feels in the morning," Oates said. "He's got to be ready to play. If he can play, he’ll play. Obviously, we've got to listen to the player, but [Thursday] morning he may wake up and say, 'Wow, I feel better than I thought I would.'" Not counting the conditioning game, Hillen hasn't played since Oct. 3.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Jack Hillen (knee) will head to AHL Hershey on a conditioning stint.

Hillen hasn't played since Oct. 3 because of a fractured right tibial plateau. Getting him back will be a nice boost for the Capitals as they fight for a playoff spot, but we can't recommend picking him up in standard leagues.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 11:17:00 AM

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RW1Elias Lindholm
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D1Justin Faulk
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