Player News - Hurricanes

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Andrej Nestrasil scored in his Hurricanes debut, but his team came up short in a 4-3 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Nestrasil was just claimed off waivers, and he potted his first NHL marker with his new club. While he should become a solid NHL regular, he doesn’t really offer a ton of offensive upside at this point in his career. He has three points in his career. Nathan Gerbe and John-Michael Liles got the other goals. Riley Nash contributed with two assists.
Nov 22 - 11:49 PM

Cam Ward faltered late for the Hurricanes in their 4-3 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Ward gave up one goal on seven first-period shots, then gave up three more on 28 shots the rest of the way. Carolina controlled the puck on five-on-five, but Ward let them down. He has a 2.71 goals-against average and .903 save percentage this season. Ward’s given up 11 goals over his last three games.
Nov 22 - 11:48 PM

Andrej Nestrasil will make his Hurricanes debut against Colorado on Saturday night.

Nestrasil was claimed off of waivers from Detroit on Thursday and will line up on the right wing with Nathan Gerbe and Riley Nash on Carolina's second line. The young Czech has two points in 13 games this season.
Nov 22 - 8:28 PM

Jay Harrison, Chris Terry and Zach Boychuk are expected to be healthy scratches Saturday night against Colorado.

Forwards Terry and Boychuk aren't terribly surprising given that they've contributed just a dozen points in 34 combined games. However Jay Harrison's absense is because he was thought to have recovered from his lower body injury. As far as we know, they're all healthy scratches.
Nov 22 - 8:24 PM

Cam Ward will get his 14th start of the season for Carolina on Saturday night against Los Angeles.

Ward and Anton Khudobin were expected to split goaltending duties this season, but Ward has clearly reclaimed the net as he's outplayed Khudobin 2:1. However, he still owns a 2.61 GAA and a .905 save percentage. Start at your own risk.
Nov 22 - 8:18 PM

Alexander Semin is expected to suit up against Colorado on Saturday night.

Semin has only five points, all assists, in his 14 games this season, and was a healthy scratch on Thursday against Los Angeles. However he's still expected to line up to the right of Victor Rask and Jeff Skinner on the Canes' third line.
Nov 22 - 5:54 PM

Andrej Sekera recorded an assist in a 3-2 loss versus Los Angeles Thursday night.

Sekera has no goals and eight assists in 18 games this season. That's a step down from his 44-point showing in 2013-14, but didn't expect Sekera to match last season's total to begin with.
Nov 21 - 10:42 AM

Eric Staal found the back of the net in a 3-2 loss to Los Angeles.

Staal has recorded at least a point in three of his last four contests. He has six goals and 12 points in 14 games this season. If he can stay healthy for the rest of the campaign, then he still has a shot of reaching the 70-point mark this season.
Nov 21 - 10:39 AM

Cam Ward stopped 36 of 39 shots in Carolina's 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.

Ward was busier than his counterpart in goal Jonathan Quick. Ward did come up with some key saves in the game but it wasn't enough to pull off the upset. The 30-year-old has lost three of his last four starts but that isn't all his fault. Carolina will struggle to string wins together this season which makes Ward a poor play in fantasy leagues. Ward is 6-6-1 with a 2.61 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage.
Nov 21 - 1:25 AM

Jeff Skinner scored a goal and added an assist in Carolina's 3-2 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday night.

Skinner tied the game one in the first period, and his assist on Eric Staal's second period goal tied the game again. The 22-year-old hasn't produced as much as many would have thought this season. He now has five goals and nine points in 15 games this season. Skinner has now scored in back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Nov 21 - 1:17 AM

John-Michael Liles will be a healthy scratch in Carolina's game at Los Angeles on Thursday.

Jay Harrison is returning to the Canes' lineup so Liles will sit. The 33-year-old had two assists in Carolina's last game against Dallas, but he was also a minus-2 in that game.
Nov 20 - 10:23 PM

Jay Harrison will return from a lower-body injury Thursday night.

He has been absent from Carolina's last three games. John-Michael Liles is projected to draw out of the lineup.
Nov 20 - 2:58 PM

Alexander Semin will be a healthy scratch on Thursday when the Hurricanes play at Los Angeles.

He's been a healthy scratch for two games already this season. Semin has no goals and five assists in 14 appearances. Brad Malone, who was scratched on Tuesday, will play in Semin's place.
Nov 20 - 2:51 PM

Carolina has claimed Andrej Nestrasil off waivers from Detroit.

He is expected to join the Hurricanes on their current road trip. "Andrej is a young player with good size who we feel can contribute to our group of forwards," GM Ron Francis said. "He has improved in each of his pro seasons and took a big step last year with Grand Rapids." Nestrasil picked up two assists in 13 games with the Red Wings prior to being waived.
Nov 20 - 12:31 PM

Detroit has placed Andrej Nestrasil on waivers.

He cracked the Red Wings' roster out of training camp and suited up in 13 games with the big club. Nestrasil chipped in two assists and 16 shots during his time with the big club.
Nov 19 - 1:52 PM

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