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TORONTO — Did he or didn't he? Will he or won't he?
Canes rookie defenseman Justin Faulk said today he did not have the answer to either of two questions: did he score his first NHL goal Friday against the Winnipeg Jets, and will he play for Team USA in the upcoming 2012 World Junior Championship?
Faulk was credited with the goal but said the puck might have been tipped by Pat Dwyer or Jiri Tlusty. But Canes' media relation manager Kyle Hanlin soon ended the suspense: the puck was touched by Jets defenseman Johnny Oduya and the goal officially given to Faulk.
"Obviously it's pretty exciting to get the first one and get it out of the way," Faulk said. "It should give me a little confidence boost there. It's nice."
So much for that. As for the World Junior, Faulk said he has spoken with Ron Francis, the Canes' director of hockey operations about the team allowing him to compete again for Team USA -- Faulk was on the U.S. team last year and h...
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The slumping Carolina Hurricanes say leading scorer Jeff Skinner and key defenseman Joni Pitkanen are out indefinitely with concussions.
General manager Jim Rutherford updated the players' status in a statement issued roughly an hour after the end of Wednesday's practice.
The 19-year-old Skinner leads the team with 12 goals and 24 points and is the NHL's reigning rookie...
The Canes have recalled goaltender Justin Peters from the Charlotte Checkers and have reassigned goalie Mike Murphy to their AHL affiliate.
Peters successfully cleared re-entry waivers today. He has posted a 6-6-1 record, with a 2.49 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage in 14 games with Charlotte this season.
Peters, 25, was named AHL goaltender of the month for November...
While the Hurricanes acknowledged the bad news about Jeff Skinner and Joni Pitkanen on Wednesday -- both are out indefinitely with what have finally been confirmed are concussions -- Jay Harrison couldn’t have been happier to be back on the ice.
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TORONTO -- Eric Staal will be in the Canes' lineup Tuesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs but Jeff Skinner is expected to miss his second straight game.
Staal returned to Raleigh for the birth Sunday of a son, Levi John. He was not at practice today but will be at Tuesday's morning skate at the Air Canada Centre -- coach Kirk Muller said his first inclination was not to...
Carolina Hurricanes center Jeff Skinner and defenseman Joni Pitkanen have been diagnosed with concussions and are out indefinitely.
The reigning Calder Trophy winner, Skinner has collected 12 goals, 12 assists and 18 penalty minutes this season. The 19-year-old has not missed a game during his brief NHL career.
Pitkanen, 28, has recorded three goals and nine assists this season.
Cam Ward was the story in the Canes loss to the Leafs tonight. He stopped 36 out of 38 shots but still lost in OT.
The slumping Carolina Hurricanes say leading scorer Jeff Skinner and key defenseman Joni Pitkanen are out indefinitely with concussions. General manager Jim Rutherford updated the players' status in a statement issued roughly an hour after the end of Wednesday's practice. The 19-year-old Skinner leads the team with 12 goals and 24 points and is the NHL's reigning rookie of the year.
TORONTO (AP) -- Tim Connolly scored his second goal of the game at 44 seconds of overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
The Leafs center went to the goal and had an empty net to shoot at when Joffrey Lupul's shot dribbled past Cam Ward.
Ward, who made 36 saves, broke his stick on a goal post in frustration after...
from Chip Alexander of Canes Now, Canes forward Jeff Skinner will miss tonight’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs and his return won’t be determined until a medical evaluation in Raleigh.
Skinner, the Canes’ top scorer, missed the Winnipeg game Friday. He is out with an undisclosed injury and has spent the past few days with his family in nearby Markham.
Canes coach Kirk...
Things have gone from bad to worse in a hurry for the slumping Carolina Hurricanes, as leading scorer Jeff Skinner and key defenseman Joni Pitkanen are out indefinitely with concussions.
Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner and defenseman Joni Pitkanen have been diagnosed with concussions and will be out indefinitely, general manager Jim Rutherford announced Wednesday.
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• In which Marek and Wysh discuss Sidney Crosby concussion setback.
The last time the Hurricanes faced the Maple Leafs, second- year center Jeff Skinner was a key offensive contributor. Carolina, though, could be without the reigning Calder Trophy winner for this evening's rematch at Toronto.
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s C...