Player News - Hurricanes

Date: Team: Pos:

Ryan Murphy will indeed play on Friday against the Senators.

The former first round pick has been a healthy scratch sine Jan. 21st. Through 11 games this season he has two helpers with 11 blocks this season.
Feb 23 - 6:23 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have waived Bryan Bickell.

Bickell hasn't played since Oct. 30 as he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He resumed practicing a month ago and if he clears waivers, he'll be sent to the AHL so that he can get back into the swing of things.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 23 - 12:15 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Danny Kristo and a 2017 second-round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Ron Hainsey.

Kristo started the season with the St. Louis Blues' organization, but the Blues dealt him to Pittsburgh in November in exchange for Reid McNeil. Kristo has six goals and 13 points in 40 AHL games this season. He's an organizational depth player.
Feb 23 - 10:35 AM

Cam Ward allowed three goals on 22 shots in Carolina's 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Ward has dropped four consecutive games to Dallas, Colorado, Toronto and now Pittsburgh. He's given up 14 goals during the losing streak. Ward has a 21-19-7 record with a 2.66 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage this season. He'll continue to be a desperate fantasy play down the stretch.
Feb 21 - 10:15 PM

Jeff Skinner scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Skinner got the 'Canes on the board with his power play goal in the first period. He's now found the back of the net in two of his last three games. Skinner has 20 goals and 39 points in 55 games this season. It's the fifth time in his career that he's scored at least 20 goals.
Feb 21 - 10:04 PM

Ryan Murphy will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Murphy has been a healthy scratch in every game since Jan. 21 and that won't change tonight. Klas Dahlbeck will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 21 - 7:06 PM

Derek Ryan is projected to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

He is poised to center the fourth line between Phil Di Giuseppe and Viktor Stalberg. Ryan was scratched on Sunday after going 12 games without a point.
Feb 21 - 2:46 PM

Cam Ward is expected to start Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

He was in the start's crease during the morning skate. Ward didn't finish Sunday's game against Toronto after he allowed four goals on 24 shots. He has a mark of 21-18-7 this season with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage.
Feb 21 - 2:43 PM

Philip Samuelsson has been traded to Carolina in exchange for Keegan Lowe.

He has five points in 40 games with the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL this season. Samuelsson has skated in 13 NHL matches in his career, including four last year with Arizona.
Feb 21 - 1:35 PM

Jeff Skinner was a minus-three Sunday in a 4-0 loss to Toronto.

Skinner has been a minus-eight in his last three games and has been slumping of late as he has two goals and three points in his last 13 games. Overall the winger has 19 goals and 38 points this season. Phil Di Guiseppe was also a minus-three in the contest.
Feb 20 - 7:41 AM

Cam Ward made 20 saves on 24 shots before getting the hook in Sunday night's loss to the Leafs.

Down 4-0 with just over 10 minutes left in the game, Bill Peters decided Eddie Lack finish the rest of the game. It worked, as Lack made all seven saves he had to, but Carolina could not score against Curtis McElhinney. Ward drops to 21-18-7 this season with a 2.65 goals against average and .905 save percentage.
Feb 19 - 11:01 PM

Noah Hanifin and the Canes were shut out 4-0 by the Maple Leafs on Sunday night.

The 20-year-old has not proven that he could be a reliable fantasy option thus far with 15 points in 54 games and a minus-18 rating. The 6'3, 206 pounder was an early first-round pick in 2015.
Feb 19 - 10:55 PM

Derek Ryan, Matt Tennyson and Ryan Murphy will each be scratched against Toronto on Sunday.

Of the three, only Ryan has accumulated a modicum of fantasy value. Through 41 games he has eight goals and 18 points.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 19 - 7:11 PM

Despite feeling ill, Justin Faulk will indeed suit up against Toronto on Sunday.

The talented blue liner has posted 11 goals and 25 points in 47 games along with 53 blocks and 75 hits to boot.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 19 - 7:03 PM

Cam Ward will be in net against Toronto on Sunday.

Ward has been far better on home ice this season. Through 23 games he's 15-5-2 with a pair of shutouts, a 2.25 GAA and a .921 save percentage.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 19 - 7:01 PM


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