Player News - Hurricanes

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Eric Staal had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss Tuesday.

Staal has 16 goals and 30 points in 42 contests in 2014-15. He's had a rough season by his standards, but playing with his younger brother, Jordan Staal, seems to have provided him with a boost. It wouldn't be shocking if he averages around a point-per-game for the remainder of the campaign.
Jan 28 - 10:44 AM

Jordan Staal had two assists in Carolina's 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay Tuesday night.

Staal has a goal and eight points in 11 games this season. He's been great since returning from a fractured fibula and it certainly helps that he's been playing with his older brother Eric Staal. As long as that line stays intact, the younger Staal should continue to maintain his current pace, which would translate to another 15-20 points in 25 contests.
Jan 28 - 10:42 AM

Anton Khudobin continued his recent hot streak by stopping 28 of 30 shots in a 4-2 defeat of Tampa Bay.

Khudobin's recent stretch has included wins in six of his last seven appearances and a run of eight straight games with two or fewer goals against. The Hurricanes haven't forgotten about de facto starter Cam Ward, but Khudobin's playing should be steady as long as he remains productive. His record is 6-8-2 while his GAA is 2.30 and his save percentage is .918.
Jan 28 - 12:12 AM

Justin Faulk scored a goal and added an assist for the Hurricanes in a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay Tuesday night.

The All-Star defenseman has enjoyed a breakout season and continued his recent run of hot play with his second multi-point effort in his last three games. Eric Staal matched Faulk's line with a goal and an assist of his own while Jiri Tlusty and Nathan Gerbe added tallies in the win.
Jan 27 - 11:42 PM

Alexander Semin, John-Michael Liles, and Andrej Nestrasil will each be healthy scratches against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

Semin's nightmare season continues. He's played just 26 games with seven points through a myriad of injuries and general ineffectiveness. Liles and Nestrasil however, can't even entice you with their potential.
Jan 27 - 7:22 PM

Radek Dvorak has decided to end his playing career.

Dvorak had 227 goals and 590 points in 1,260 career games with the Florida Panthers, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, and Carolina Hurricanes. He was never a star player, but he did have two hat tricks and he found the net in shorthanded situations 24 times.
Jan 27 - 5:43 PM

Anton Khudobin will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Khudobin was solid going into the break, allowing two or fewer goals in each of his last six starts. He has a 2.32 GAA and .916 save percentage in 16 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 27 - 5:05 PM

Ryan Murphy has been promoted by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Murphy will play in Tuesday's game if he can make it to the arena in time. It's a good bet that he will, so look for him to play alongside Tim Gleason. Murphy has five assists and 16 games with Carolina this season.
Jan 27 - 5:02 PM

Andrej Sekera would like to re-sign with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Sekera is in the final campaign of a four-year, $11 million contract. Hurricanes GM Ron Francis has had discussions with Sekera's agent, but if those don't go well then the team might opt to trade him before the deadline.
Jan 27 - 10:53 AM

Ryan Murphy has been assigned to the minors.

Murphy is eligible for the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic, so this will allow him to play in that event. He has 17 assists in 23 games with the AHL Charlotte Checkers in 2014-15. Carolina won't play again until Jan. 27 and the AHL's All-Star festivities will take place from Jan. 25-26, so the Hurricanes will still have the option of summoning him before they play next.
Jan 21 - 10:34 AM

Elias Lindholm scored the game-winning goal in a 4-1 victory over Toronto.

Lindholm has only scored 18 goals in 104 career contests, but six of them have been game-winning markers. He has nine goals and 19 points in 46 games this season. He's got plenty of offensive upside, but it might be another season or two before he has much fantasy value.
Jan 20 - 9:00 AM

Jordan Staal had two assists in a 4-1 victory over Toronto.

Fantasy owners that patiently waited for Staal's return from a fractured fibula are getting the benefits now. He has a solid six points in 10 contests since returning and might pick up the pace after the All-Star break given that the injury is firmly behind him. It helps that he's been getting regular minutes with brother Eric Staal.
Jan 20 - 8:56 AM

Goaltender Anton Khudobin, in his third start in four games, turned in a solid effort Monday night, steering aside 34 shots in the Carolina Hurricanes' 4-1 rout over the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

Khudobin may be on the verge of supplanting Cam Ward as the Canes' No. 1 goalie. He was Carolina's starting goalie when the season began but the team struggled early and Ward was given the starting duties. Khudobin has been impressive again lately, though. He's sporting a goals-against average now of 2.32 and a save percentage of .916 in 16 games this season. His record has improved to 5-8-2.
Jan 19 - 10:56 PM

Eric Staal produced two goals, each of which was assisted by his brother Jordan, as the Carolina Hurricanes upset the struggling Maple Leafs 4-1 in Toronto Monday night.

Eric Staal now has 15 goals on the season. Jordan Staal has five assists. The Canes' other goals were scored by Brad Malone (his third of the season) and Elias Lindholm (ninth). Lindholm's goal ended a 14-game scoring drought. It was the second win in a row for the Hurricanes (16-25-5), who are 6-2-1 in January.
Jan 19 - 10:51 PM

Brad Malone will return to the Hurricanes lineup Monday against the Maple Leafs.

Malone will take Andrej Nestrasil's place on the fourth line Monday night. Malone is a tough, hard-nosed type player and has picked up 47 penalty minutes this season, while scoring two goals and two assists in 34 games played. Nestrasil has registered a goal and four assists in 22 games played on the year.
Jan 19 - 6:06 PM

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