Player News - Hurricanes

Date: Team: Pos:

Andrej Nestrasil (upper body) skated by himself after the morning skate on Saturday.

Nestrasil was claimed off waivers from the Red Wings earlier this season and had a goal and two helpers in eight games with Carolina after picking up two assists in 13 games with Detroit. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Dec 28 - 7:35 AM

Jiri Tlusty (upper body) skated on Saturday but missed his sixth straight game.

Tlusty is almost ready to go as he has been out of action since December 11. He has 10 goals to lead the Hurricanes this season but has set up only three.
Dec 28 - 7:33 AM

Andrej Sekera was the only Hurricanes player to light the lamp in their 2-1 loss to the Lightning on Saturday night.

Sekera scored at 14:04 of the third period, for his second of the season. He also has 14 points, too. He’s a pretty dependable veteran on the blue line, but not all that exciting in fantasy leagues. Eric Staal and Nathan Gerbe recorded the assists.
Dec 27 - 9:50 PM

Cam Ward blocked 36 shots in Carolina’s 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

The danger a mini break presents is that it could ruin your rhythm. For Ward, that was not the case on this night, and he has no posted at least a .941 save percentage in three straight games, earning a win, overtime loss and loss during that span. Altogether, he has a 2.42 goals-against average and .913 save percentage this season.
Dec 27 - 9:49 PM

Cam Ward will be between the pipes Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Ward was the tough luck loser against the Lightning a few weeks ago where he stopped 25 of 27 shots in a 2-1 loss, but will look for redemption Saturday night. Ward has been average at best this season, posting a 2.44 goals-against-average and .911 save percentage in 23 games played but then again, the 'Canes will continue to ride him as Anton Khudobin just got his first victory of the year in his December 23rd start.
Dec 27 - 6:14 PM

Tim Gleason will be a healthy scratch Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Gleason will give way to the rookie Michal Jordan on defense Saturday night. Gleason has not been a productive player this season, scoring just a goal and four assists in 31 games played.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 27 - 6:10 PM

Defenseman Michal Jordan is set to return to the Hurricanes lineup Saturday night against Tampa Bay.

The youngster has a lot of promise and will rejoin the lineup Saturday night in Tampa Bay. He has yet to register a point in 13 games played this season, but it's a long season and he figures to turn it around soon enough. Tim Gleason will be scratched in place of Jordan.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 27 - 6:08 PM

Zach Boychuk has not had a point in his last 16 games.

Boychuk last had a point on November 10 when he scored against Calgary. He has three goals and five points this season in 28 games. He has no fantasy value.
Dec 27 - 7:14 AM

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


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