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Joni Pitkanen suffered a season-ending ankle injury after crashing hard into the boards on an icing call. The Carolina Hurricanes defenseman was rushing to beat Troy Brouwer to the puck, but ended up going feet-first into the boards and severely injuring his ankle. He eventually had to be stretchered off the ice and TSN’s Darren Dreger has reported that he’s expected to be out for three months.
As the announcer said, this clip is yet another argument for hybrid icing. If adopted, the race on an icing call would be to the faceoff dots and not the puck, which would significantly minimize these kind of injuries.
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RALEIGH, N.C. Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen left Tuesday nights game against the Washington Capitals on a stretcher after suffering an injury when he crashed into the boards late in the second period.
The Hurricanes were calling it a lower body injury well after the Capitals left PNC Arena with a 5-3 victory, and video replay suggests it could be pretty bad.
Things have been going horribly for the Carolina Hurricanes lately and this injury to Joni Pitkanen is just going to add to their problems. They are 2-7-1 in their last 10 games and are currently 10th in the Eastern Conference. Pitkanen was racing with Washington Capitals forward Troy Brouwer for the puck when Pitkanen went into boards awkwardly. It doesn’t look like Brouwer...
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Kirk Muller says its about time his team is rewarded for its recent work.
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So for the...
The Carolina Hurricanes have activated goalie Dan Ellis from injured reserve.
The team announced the move Monday, a few hours before its game at Montreal.
Ellis had been out since suffering a cut near his left knee in the final minute of a loss to New Jersey on March 21.
He was brought in during the offseason to back up Cam Ward, an All-Star who will be out at least two more weeks...
Time for the NHL to reconsider their stance on the touch up icing. This could be prevented if the NHL adopts the Hybrid Icing, like the NCAA currently has. I think it's a no-brainier. Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen hits leg first into the end boards racing for the puck, Pitkanen is then taken off the ice on a stretcher.
Whether the Hurricanes were buyers or sellers at the deadline, the one thing I did not want to see Jim Rutehrford do was make trades purely for the sake of it. The Hurricanes weren't going to find an answer for their defensive problems this deadline, so there was no point in dealing for another third-pairing guy and they didn't have enough assets to acquire a better player...
Carolina's Jiri Tlusty scored three goals early. The Washington Capitals scored even more late.
Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist, and the Capitals rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 Tuesday night despite giving up a hat trick to Tlusty.
Mike Green scored two goals, Joel Ward added a goal, Nicklas Backstrom matched a career high with four assists and Braden...
The Tampa Bay Lightning gained forward Adam Hall and a seventh-round pick this year from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron, the team announced Tuesday.
The move represents a return trip to Tampa Bay for Hall, who was claimed on waivers by the Hurricanes on March 16 after the Lightning placed him on the wire a day earlier. He has played 20 games...
Per ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Penguins are apparently acquiring EVERYBODY....
Carolina has moved Jussi Jokinen to the Pittsburgh Penguins, pending a trade call
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) April 3, 2013
What is it with conditional picks?
CAR trading Jussi Jokinen to PIT for a conditional pick. Trade call pending. CAR is taking back some money in...
from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,
Four points back in the division with three games in hand, the Hurricanes are far from out of it, mathematically speaking. With only one win in their past 10 games, they might as well be. A despondent Rutherford admitted as much Wednesday.
“Based on the position we’ve put ourselves in here over the past two or three weeks...
The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Adam Hall and a draft pick.
The Hurricanes announced the deal Tuesday, a few hours before their game against Washington.
The 32-year-old Bergeron is a 10-year veteran who gives Carolina's defensive corps some depth at both ends of the ice.
He led the Lightning...
We are only one day away from the trade deadline and every Hurricanes fan is wondering why GM Jim Rutherford has yet to make any moves. It seems pretty confusing at first glance because the Canes are currently in the middle of a playoff race and have been playing some of their worst hockey of the season. Since Rutherford has yet to make any deal at all, some fans have gotten the...
The Hurricanes trade for a "veteran defenseman" finally happened, only the player they acquired was someone nobody expected. Instead of getting a "gritty veteran defenseman" like many thought, Rutherford added some help to the powerplay by acquiring Marc-Andre Bergeron from the Tampa Bay Lightning. All the Canes gave up to acquire him was a 7th round pick and...
GM Jim Rutherford says his understanding is Pitkanen's leg injury will keep defenseman sidelined three months.
— Chip Alexander (@ice_chip) April 3, 2013
If you missed how he was injured, you can watch it here.
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A meeting in Raleigh might indicate the advantage goes to the visitor.
The Capitals attempt to win for the sixth time in eight visits to PNC Arena on Tuesday night while the Hurricanes try to snap a four-game slide at home.
Washington (16-17-2) and Carolina (16-16...