Player News - Hurricanes

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Cam Ward allowed just two goals on 29 shots to Sidney Crosby and the Penguins as Carolina cruised to a 5-2 win on Thursday night.

Ward has allowed three goals in his past two games after going through a rough four game stretch where he allowed a total of 14 goals. On the year, Ward is 19-21-5 with a .910 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average.
Mar 26 - 10:31 PM

Eric Staal potted a goal and two assists as Carolina upset Pittsburgh 5-2 on Thursday night.

It was the 30-year-old’s 20th goal and 47th point in 67 games this season. Staal is on pace for his lowest point total since his rookie season, but now has four points in his past two games.
Mar 26 - 10:17 PM

Cam Ward (flu) will start against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.

Ward hasn't started since March 14 in part due to the disease. "He's good," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. "He's over the sickness. It just took longer than we would have liked. It was a great opportunity for Dobby, and he did well in his opportunity. Now we'll go back to Wardo here against Pittsburgh." Ward has a 2.44 GAA and .910 save percentage in 44 games this season.
Mar 26 - 9:16 AM

Eric Staal registered an assist in a 3-1 loss against Chicago.

Staal snapped a six-game point drought. With 19 goals and 44 points in 67 contests, this is shaping up to be his worst season since his rookie campaign.
Mar 24 - 10:54 AM

Victor Rask scored the Hurricanes' loan goal as they fell to the Blackhawks 3-1 on Monday night.

Rask had a solid game, sending two other pucks to the net, throwing a hit, and winning half his draws in over 18 minutes of work. The goal came as Rask followed up Eric Staal's backhand effort for the easy tap-in. Rask now has 11 goals and 29 points through the first 70 games of his rookie campaign.
Mar 23 - 11:16 PM

Anton Khudobin was valiant in goal for the Hurricanes, who threw 43 pucks at Corey Crawford, but the Blackhawks came away with the 3-1 win on Monday night.

Khudobin was solid all night long, beaten only when his defense failed to properly defend. The tough loss drops his record to 8-15-5 with a .903 save percentage and a 2.62 GAA.
Mar 23 - 11:12 PM

Brad Malone will be a healthy scratch Monday night when the Hurricanes host the Blackhawks.

Malone has scored just one goal in his last seven games which has led him to being scratched for a second straight game. On the season he has seven goals and 13 points with a solid 65 penalty minutes in 55 games this year. He shouldn’t be rostered on any fantasy teams.
Mar 23 - 5:09 PM

Brett Bellemore is expected to be a healthy scratch Monday night against the Blackhawks.

Looks like Michal Jordan will replace Bellemore on the blue line Monday night. Bellemore has played in 43 games for the ‘Canes this season picking up a goal and nine points with a plus rating and 27 penalty minutes. His fantasy value is very limited.
Mar 23 - 5:08 PM

Anton Khudobin will make his fifth straight start Monday night when Carolina plays Chicago.

He has lost his past three outings and two of those contests have gone past regulation time. Cam Ward is still on the mend from an illness and will serve as Khudobin's backup.
Mar 23 - 4:36 PM

Rasmus Tirronen has inked a one-year, entry-level contract.

Tirronen's deal comes with a $575,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level. He has a 2.30 GAA and .929 save percentage in 31 NCAA games with Merrimack College in 2014-15.
Mar 23 - 9:20 AM

Jordan Staal recorded an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss against the New York Rangers.

Staal got off to a strong start upon returning from a fractured fibula by scoring a goals and nine points in 12 contests. He's slowed down dramatically in March though with just two assists in his last 10 games. Given that Carolina doesn't have much to play for at this point, we recommend tempering your expectations for Staal for the final weeks of the season.
Mar 22 - 9:21 AM

Ryan Murphy scored a goal in a 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Rangers.

Murphy has two goals and 10 points in 27 contests in 2014-15. He's worth keeping in the back of your mind because he should have some fantasy value in a couple years.
Mar 22 - 9:14 AM

John-Michael Liles (leg) returned to action on Saturday March 21.

Liles missed Thursday's game due to the ailment. He had an assist and logged 22:24 minutes of playing time in Carolina's 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Rangers.
Mar 22 - 2:14 AM

Elias Lindholm scored for Carolina in its 3-2 shootout loss against the Rangers on Saturday night.

Lindholm scored the game’s first goal, 2:01 into the contest. Sixteen goals and 35 points don’t appear all that exciting. But Lindholm is just 20 years old, in his second season, and he has made some great strides that make him worth a look later in drafts next season. Ryan Murphy got the other goal.
Mar 21 - 11:03 PM

Anton Khudobin blocked 27 of 29 shots in the Hurricanes’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Rangers on Saturday night.

Khudobin has one win over his past seven appearances. He has been better of late — with at least a .917 save percentage in three of his past four games. Khudobin has a 2.64 goals-against average and .903 save percentage this season.
Mar 21 - 11:02 PM

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