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Elias Lindholm returned to practice Tuesday but Alexander Semin again was absent as the Canes continue to gear up for Friday's opener against Detroit.
Lindholm has been slowed by a hand injury and played only in the Canes' first preseason game. The Canes' first-round draft pick has missed practices but spent considerable time being led through conditioning workouts by assistant coach Rod Brind'Amour.
If you know anything about Brind'Amour you know there's not much down time. It's skating followed by more skating.
"He doesn't want any more of Roddy's practices" Muller joked. "He pushes them to the point where they say 'Forget it I want to practice.'
"There's nothing like game shape. To get into the timing for him is important especially coming from Europe with the smaller rink here and getting your timing as the centerman. He still hasn't had enough play time here to get used to the style here. These practice...
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Another round of roster cuts has passed and it's still uncertain what the Hurricanes opening day roster will look like. The team has spent the last couple of days attempting to trim down the roster to 23 and while we are getting a better picture of what the roster will look like, it's still tough to figure things out at the moment. Between the injuries, the Welsh/Dalpe trade...
With the roster needing to be trimmed down to 23 players by 5 p.m. today, many fans were hoping that the Hurricanes roster situation would be cleared up by now. Unfortunately, the roster the Hurricanes submitted left everyone with more unanswered questions. According to the statement released by the Canes today, the Hurricanes "opening night" roster will feature 12 forwards...
Alexander Semin was back at Canes practice Wednesday returning just two days before the season opener with Detroit.
Not that Canes coach Kirk Muller was too worried about it. Semin is a veteran forward has been skating with assistant coach Rod Brind'Amour and was an easy fit back on the line with center Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty and on the first power play unit.
Fighting is one of the most controversial and exciting parts of the NHL game, but a growing number of people would like the league to remove it entirely.
One opponent of fighting is Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford, who recently told TSN’s Darren Dreger that ”We’ve got to get rid of fighting, it has to go.”
The league has put a huge emphasis on preventing...
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Let’s talk about the reality of the Carolina Hurricanes coming out of Quebec City against the Montreal Canadiens on the 20th.
The reality is that Carolina is not a strong team to be reckoned with by any means. Initially, head coach Kirk Muller was attesting most of the shots on goal and scores to the fact that the ‘Canes have a large...
In the ongoing saga that is the creation of the opening night roster, we saw 2 entries today. In terms of injuries, we got a tiny bit more clarity today. Gleason has a concussion, is out indefinitely and will not play in the opener though he has not yet been placed on IR (unless I missed it). Skinner practiced. Semin and Lindholm did not, but both seem to still be in the mix...
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Joni Pitkanen was put on the LTIR, Long Term Injured Reserve on Tuesday, adding to the shuffling the team has already done this pre-season. In addition to Pitkanen, his fellow blue liner Matt Corrente was put on waivers.
The 30 year old defenseman is now going to miss the whole 2013-14 NHL campaign due to the lingering affects of a heel that was broken going back to late last season...
Per my fantasy hockey preview blog yesterday, in the next few days I will put up a placeholder blog where I will make regular entries on the Hurricanes with a fantasy hockey slant to include things like line combinations, injury updates, hot/cold trends, etc.