Player News - Hurricanes

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The Carolina Hurricanes have called up Brendan Woods.

Woods was just sent to the minors for the duration of the holiday break. He made his NHL debut on Tuesday and logged 6:10 minutes in that contest.
Dec 26 - 6:02 PM

There's speculation that the Carolina Hurricanes could be listening to trade offers for defenseman Andrej Sekera.

That's the word from NHL.com. Sekera had 44 points last season but has only one goal and 12 assists in 32 games this season. Sekera has been playing one of the points on the Hurricanes' top power-play unit, a spot that would be taken over by Justin Faulk if Sekera is indeed dealt.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 24 - 10:07 PM

Brendan Woods was assigned to Charlotte of the AHL after Tuesday's game versus New Jersey.

He made his NHL debut in Carolina's 2-1 shootout win. Woods posted one shot, one hit and a minus-1 rating in 6:10 of ice time.
Dec 24 - 3:42 PM

Hurricanes coach Bill Peters thinks Jordan Staal (leg) might return on Monday.

That's in line with his previous predictions, but the closer we get to that date, the more likely Staal's return seems to be. It will be interesting to see if the Hurricanes ease Staal into the lineup given that he's missed the entire season to date. In that vein, we recommend tempering your early expectations for Staal as he might need some time to get up to speed.
Dec 24 - 5:49 AM

Brendan Woods had a minus-one rating in his NHL debut.

Woods also had a shot on goal in 6:10 minutes of ice time. His offensive upside is limited, but if he's ever able to establish himself as a regular in the NHL, then he'll likely be a decent source of penalty minutes.
Dec 24 - 5:46 AM

Ron Hainsey buried his first goal of the season Tuesday as Carolina outlasted New Jersey by a score of 2-1 in a shootout.

Hainsey is as far from a fantasy commodity as one can be, as he has mustered just four points, a minus-9 rating and two penalty minutes in 33 games played. Patrick Dwyer and Andrej Sekera picked up assists on the marker.
Dec 23 - 10:53 PM

Anton Khudobin allowed just one goal on 19 shots in a 2-1 shootout win over the Devils.

Khudobin has failed to replicate the massive successes he experienced in the past two seasons, but much of that can likely be attributed to the widespread struggles of the Hurricanes. Amazingly, the win is his first of the year in 11 starts and his record now stands at 1-8-2. His GAA is 2.71 while his save percentage is .903.
Dec 23 - 10:50 PM

Alexander Semin will sit out Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury.

Brendan Woods will get to make his NHL debut against New Jersey as a result of Semin's absence. Semin has one goal and five assists in 22 games this year.
Dec 23 - 4:38 PM

Brendan Woods will make his NHL debut Tuesday night.

He was brought up from the minors on Monday. Woods has 13 points and 64 penalty minutes in 29 games with Carolina's AHL affiliate this year.
Dec 23 - 4:35 PM

Anton Khudobin will make his second straight start on Tuesday when the Hurricanes play at New Jersey.

He made 30 saves in a 1-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Sunday night. "He played real well in New York, and we're going to go right back to him," coach Bill Peters said. "We haven't scored a lot of goals when he's been in net, and we haven't scored a lot of goals in general, either. He deserves the opportunity to play again tonight."
Dec 23 - 4:30 PM

Elias Lindholm has been playing alongside Jeff Skinner and Victor Rask lately.

Each player on that line is in the 20-22 years old range. They represent the potential that the Hurricanes have, which is important to highlight in a year where Carolina has posted a dismal 9-20-4 record. Lindholm, 20, is playing in his sophomore season and he has taken a step forward so far when compared to his rookie campaign. He has eight goals and 15 points in 33 games in 2014-15.
Dec 23 - 8:44 AM

Brendan Woods has been recalled by the Carolina Hurricanes and will make his NHL debut Tuesday night in New Jersey.

Through 73 career games for Charlotte in the AHL, Woods has 11 goals and 21 points with 104 PIMs.
Dec 22 - 9:38 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes dropped their eighth of nine games in a 1-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Sunday.

The Hurricanes only managed 18 shots on goal against the Rangers. Carolina couldn't win a single game in October and while the team bounced back briefly after that, it's become apparent that the playoffs are not a realistic goal for the 2014-15 Hurricanes. They're a monstrous 16 points back in the playoff race and while it's true that they have a little more than half their schedule left, that kind of gap is incredibly difficult to close in the NHL even with 49 games to do it in.
Dec 22 - 8:06 AM

Anton Khudobin allowed one goal on 31 shots but it wasn't enough, as the Hurricanes fell 1-0 to the New York Rangers.

Ryan McDonagh was the only player to score a goal in tonight's game. With December quickly coming to an end, Anton Khudobin is still searching for his first win. His record falls to 0-8-2 this season with a 2.91 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage.
Dec 21 - 10:09 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes were blanked 1-0 by the New York Rangers on Sunday night.

The Hurricanes have now dropped eight of their last nine contests. If Carolina keeps losing, they will probably start unloading some of their high priced veterans, including their captain Eric Staal. The 30-year-old has hit a bit of a rut in Carolina. He has seven goals and 18 points in 28 games this season. Even though he's having a disappointing season, the asking price for Staal will still be high.
Dec 21 - 9:53 PM


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