Found October 31, 2013 on Sports Injury Alert:
According to the Raleigh News & Observer’s Chip Alexander, Jeff Skinner will not play this weekend for the Carolina Hurricanes, which would mean two games, at the very least. In his place though, Radek Dvorak may be back in the lineup. The 21 year old Skinner is suffering from an upper body injury. The good news is, it is most likely not a concussion. Sometimes the NHL teams can be confusing when using terminology for injuries, but in this case it is not a head injury, per the teams twitter feed. When he is in the game he does score, having nine points in 10 games this season, this playing on the third line. Hopefully the young play maker can stay healthy moving forward. The Hurricanes have home games against Philly on Tuesday and the Islanders on Thursday after this coming weekends games. Six of their next games will be at home, so the hope is Skinner can come back and take part in some of them.          

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Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Manny Malhotra (mal-HOH-truh) on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Malhotra $600,000 at the NHL level, or $125,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level, with a guarantee of $250,000. “Manny brings...

Manny Malhotra Signs One-Year, Two-Way Contract With Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Manny Malhotra (mal-HOH-truh) on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Malhotra $600,000 at the NHL level, or $125,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level, with a guarantee of $250,000. ...

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