Player News - Hurricanes

Date: Team: Pos:

Michael Leighton has been sent to the minors.

Leighton has been serving as the Hurricanes' backup goaltender while Eddie Lack recovers from a concussion. Leighton is likely to start for AHL Charlotte Friday night. It's not clear if Lack is ready to rejoin the Hurricanes, so this might be an opportunity for Leighton to get in some work before returning to Carolina or it might be a long-term reassignment.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 9 - 10:53 AM

Brock McGinn had a goal and an assist in Carolina's 3-1 victory Thursday night.

McGinn had just one assist in 19 games prior to Thursday's showing. This was the second multi-point game of his career with the first one being on Oct. 16, 2015.
Dec 9 - 10:49 AM

Cam Ward stopped 20-of-21 shots in Carolina's 3-1 win over the LA Kings on Thursday.

Nice bounce back for the 32 year-old vet who allowed five goals the night before against Anaheim. He's having a bounce back year altogether with a stellar 2.22 GAA and .920 save percentage to go with eight wins in 20 games started. Start him if you got him.
Dec 9 - 1:33 AM

Derek Ryan scored twice in Carolina's 3-1 win over Los Angeles on Thursday.

Oh man were these highlight reel goals. The first one was a beautiful give and go that started behind the Canes night and finished with a triple deke finish from Ryan. The second of the night by Ryan was equally spectacular with a give and go shorthanded play with Brock McGinn. He may be an old first year player but he is getting the job done right now with five points in his last five games.
Dec 9 - 1:24 AM

Ryan Murphy and Klas Dahlbeck will be scratched against the Kings on Thursday.

Murphy and Dahlbeck have seemed to have developed a rather warm seat in the press box these days. Suggesting neither player has much of a role with the team at this time.
Dec 8 - 9:20 PM

Ryan Murphy and Klas Dahlbeck will be scratched against the Kings on Thursday.

Murphy and Dahlbeck have seemed to have developed a rather warm seat in the press box these days. Suggesting neither player has much of a role with the team at this time.
Dec 8 - 9:20 PM

Michael Leighton may start Thursday's match against the Kings.

Cam Ward played Wednesday night against Anaheim. Through two games Leighton has seen 56 combined shots and stopped 50 of them while splitting the two decisions. All things considered that's not too shabby. Though you may still wish to find a more favorable match-up.
Dec 8 - 8:41 PM

Lee Stempniak registered two assists in a 6-5 loss to Anaheim Wednesday night.

Stempniak snapped a seven-game point drought. He has four goals and 12 points in 26 contests in 2016-17.
Dec 8 - 10:55 AM

Jay McClement found the back of the net in Carolina's 6-5 loss Wednesday night.

It was McClement's first goal and second point in 26 games this season. He only surpassed the 20-point mark once in his previous three campaigns.
Dec 8 - 10:54 AM

Teuvo Teravainen scored the first and last goal of the night for the Carolina Hurricanes, but it was not enough to stem a 6-5 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday night.

Teravainen’s first goal of the contest came at the 19:22 minute mark of the first and it tied the game at the time. His second goal was scored at 9:21 and lifted the Canes to a two-point advantage, but he was answered by Nick Ritchie and Corey Perry. This pair of goals snapped an eight-game span in which he failed to score a single point. His last goal came nine games ago on November 18th, so players could be forgiven if he was not on their roster.
Dec 8 - 2:06 AM

Cam Ward had a save percentage of only .838 as the Carolina Hurricanes lost 6-5 in a shootout overtime against the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday night.

Ward got his workout, however; he faced 38 shots including four in overtime before letting two pucks slip past in the shootout. Ward has now lost five of his last six games. This streak was interrupted only momentarily by a shutout over the Lightning on Sunday. Most of Ward’s losses have been in low scoring affairs and this five-goal effort against him should be viewed as an anomaly.
Dec 8 - 1:54 AM

Klas Dahlbeck has been sent to AHL Charlotte on a conditioning assignment.

He has contributed one goal and three points in nine games with the Hurricanes this season, while spending most of his time as a healthy scratch. Dahlbeck hasn't been in the lineup since Nov. 12.
Dec 7 - 5:22 PM

Elias Lindholm (lower body) won't play Wednesday night.

He was on the ice for the morning skate, but isn't ready to return yet. Lindholm could be available to play at some point before the end of Carolina's road trip, though.
Dec 7 - 4:48 PM

Michael Leighton might get another start soon.

The Hurricanes haven't confirmed anything, but they are about to begin a stretch of three road games in the span of just four days. Cam Ward will start on Wednesday against Anaheim, which might set the stage for Leighton to play on Thursday against Los Angeles. He's with the Hurricanes because Eddie Lack is out with a concussion.
Dec 7 - 9:17 AM

Cam Ward will play between the pipes on Wednesday.

Over Ward's last 10 games he's allowed more than two goals on just one occasion. He's been one of this season's pleasant surprises with his 2.09 GAA and .924 save percentage in 19 starts.
Dec 7 - 9:16 AM


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