Found February 28, 2013 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
Injuries or no injuries, fatigue or no fatigue, the time is now for the Carolina Hurricanes to swat away the frustration of what has anchored them for most of the last two weeks and find ways to play like the team they expected before the season began. That is much easier stated than done, especially given their plethora of injuries, notably to needed defensive players. If only second-year coach Kirk Muller didnt have to deal with another concussion to star wing Jeff Skinner who missed time 14 months ago with the first one of his young career - or have two of his top defensemen on the injured reserve, maybe the Canes could put a more than serviceable lineup on the ice. Injuries have already cost the Hurricanes 45 man games, including forward Tuomo Ruutu, who has missed all 18 contests so far and may never suit up this season. But D-men Tim Gleason and Joni Pitkanen have both missed the last six games with lower body injuries and fellow defender Jamie McBain has missed the last f...
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