Found June 28, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Michael Smith of the Carolina Hurricanes website, Brian Boucher is expected to miss 4-6 months due to a shoulder injury, according to Carolina Hurricanes’ President and General Manager Jim Rutherford. Rutherford said the injury occurred within the last week, and the 35-year-old goaltender will be having surgery in the coming days. Justin Peters, who is an impending unrestricted free agent, now figures even more heavily into the goaltending conversation for the coming season. “Even prior to that injury to Boucher, with the way Peters played last year – he got to play more games in Charlotte, which is why we signed Boucher, and with the way he played when he came up here – he has always been in the mix of conversation of being one of our two goalies this coming year,” Rutherford said. continued
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Boucher to miss 4-6 months with shoulder injury

Carolina Hurricanes backup goalie Brian Boucher is expected to miss 4-6 months with an unspecified shoulder injury. General manager Jim Rutherford said Thursday that Boucher was injured within the past week and is scheduled to have surgery to repair it. He did not say which shoulder was injured. The 35-year-old Boucher is entering the second year of a two-year, $1.9 million contract...

Hurricanes' Boucher out 4-6 months

Carolina Hurricanes backup goalie Brian Boucher is expected to miss 4-6 months with an unspecified shoulder injury. General manager Jim Rutherford said Thursday that Boucher was injured within the past week and is scheduled to have surgery to repair it. He did not say which shoulder was injured. The 35-year-old Boucher is entering the second year of a two-year, $1.9 million contract...

Muller: 'Canes to try Staals together

Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller says he will experiment this preseason with putting brothers Jordan and Eric Staal on the ice together. Muller said Wednesday during the team's rookie conditioning camp that he wants to give the Staals a chance to play on the same line ''and see if there's chemistry.'' The team's top priority this offseason was finding...

Muller: 'Canes to try both Staals on ice together

Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller says he will experiment this preseason with putting brothers Jordan and Eric Staal on the ice together. Muller said Wednesday during the team's rookie conditioning camp that he wants to give the Staals a chance to play on the same line ''and see if there's chemistry.'' The team's top priority this offseason was finding...

Finding a replacement for Justin Peters

One of the Carolina Hurricanes' unrestricted free agents who hasn't been talked about much is goaltender Justin Peters. You may remember him as the guy who was Cam Ward's back-up in 2010-11 and was a complete sieve whenever he was forced into action, which was only in 12 games. However, you may also remember him from last season when he posted a .931 save percentage in...

Can Tuomo Ruutu play tough minutes again?

Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford was a guest on NHL On The Fly the other morning and I heard him make a few interesting comments in regards to what moves he would make in free agency. He basically stated that he thinks he can sign a veteran defenseman in the early part of July but isn't sure if he can get a top-six forward because of the market. I reviewed the options for...

Oh, brothers! Olczyk's sons reunite at 'Canes camp

The Carolina Hurricanes have reunited another set of brothers - and this time it's not the Staals. College players Tommy and Eddie Olczyk are the sons of former NHL player and coach Ed Olczyk. They're getting their first on-ice taste of the NHL this week during the Hurricanes' rookie conditioning camp. And in a remarkable coincidence, the Olczyks' reunion came less...

Hurricanes to try both Staals on ice together

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller says he will experiment this preseason with putting brothers Jordan and Eric Staal on the ice together. Muller said Wednesday during the team's rookie conditioning camp that he wants to give the Staals a chance to play on the same line "and see if there's chemistry." The team's top priority this offseason...

Olczyk brothers take part in Hurricanes' camp

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have reunited another set of brothers -- and this time it's not the Staals. College players Tommy and Eddie Olczyk, sons of former NHL player and coach Ed Olczyk, are getting their first on-ice taste of the NHL this week during the Hurricanes' rookie conditioning camp. And in a remarkable coincidence, the Olczyks' reunion...

Matt Karash: Moving away from Jordan Staal trade: Part 4: Free agent/summer roster plan

So there is some debate on exactly how much Canes GM Jim Rutherford has to spend and how what level of player the Canes will be shopping for in a couple days. In the "spend more and get another high-end player or 2" corner is Rutherford's recent comments about adding a forward and a veteran defenseman. He has not named names obviously nor has he clearly stated what...

Matt Karash: Jordan Staal trade - Part 3: Canes math and filling out the roster

First, imagine for a moment that the Canes could spend to the salary cap. WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT ADDING 2-3 more high-end players and trying to decide whether we should bid higher on Parise or Suter. But back to reality, GM Jim Rutherford probably has $3-5M left to spend. I think he has 2 spots to fill – 3rd line center and top 1st or 2nd pairing defenseman. The Jordan...

Fourth line and depth options

In order to be a contending team, one thing that you need is solid depth in your forward corps. This means having four lines that can be used in certain roles without much of a problem. Going into last season, the Hurricanes had this mindset but they didn’t execute it very well. They acquired Anthony Stewart and Tim Brent through free agency to play fourth line roles with the thought...
Hurricanes News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.