The Hurricanes are a team in transition in several ways. That includes the lineup.
"We're not a team right now that has 12 guys in place," coach Kirk Muller said, explaining regular changes to line combinations. "You have to earn your ice time."
The Hurricanes had more of their primary players in place than at any time in the past month for Tuesday night's 4-3 overtime victory at Washington. The Hurricanes overcame a 2-0 second-period deficit to win.
Right wing Patrick Dwyer returned to the lineup from an injury. Still, more changes and more adjustments among the forwards could be in the works.
"We've got some different personnel on different nights," Muller said. "We've had to tweak it with injuries. Because of it, guys are being very versatile. I'd love to have 12 guys right now, but that's not what we're about right now."
Still, there shouldn't be an overhaul regarding the lineup for Wednesday night's game at Buffalo.
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