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Panthers center Brad Malone scored the team's lone goal suring Saturday's loss against the Rangers. | 01/31/2015 9:46 PM
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Panthers center Brad Malone scored the team's lone goal suring Saturday's loss against the Rangers.
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Impact
Malone can be kept on the waiver wire, as he has just four goals and seven points through 38 games.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played extremely well on Friday versus the Blues. | 01/30/2015 9:49 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played extremely well on Friday versus the Blues.
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Impact
After starter Anton Khudobin allowed two goals on the first five shots of the game, Ward replaced Khudobin and stopped the bleeding. He actually did more than that as Ward did not allow another score, making 29 shots. Unfortunately, he didn't get the victory over Carolina lost in the shootout.
Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin picked up a victory over the Lightning on Tuesday. | 01/27/2015 10:10 PM
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Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin picked up a victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
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Impact
Khudobin made 28 saves and allowed just two goals as Carolina won, 4-2. Khudobin is just 6-8-2 this season but his other numbers, 2.32 GAA and .916 save percentage are better than Cam Ward's totals. Therfore, if owners have to own a Hurricanes' netminder, it should be Khudobin.
Hurricanes center Jordan Staal had two assists in the victory over the Lightning on Tuesday. | 01/27/2015 10:05 PM
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Hurricanes center Jordan Staal had two assists in the victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
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Impact
Staal assisted his brother's goal 22 seconds into the game and then Justin Faulk's power-play goal in the second period. Staal has been disappointing as he missed a lot of time this season with injuries, but he has a goal and seven assists in 11 games.
Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin will start on Tuesday. | 01/27/2015 5:20 PM
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Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin will start on Tuesday.
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Impact
Khudobin went into the break having allowed two or fewer goals in each of this last six starts. He has a 2.32 GAA and .916 save percentage in 16 games this season. If owners need goalie help, Khudobin could provide some.
Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin made 34 saves in the, 4-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday. | 01/19/2015 10:21 PM
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Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin made 34 saves in the, 4-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
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Impact
Khudobin allowed just one goal as he posted a .971 save percentage. He is now 5-8-2 this season.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored two goals on Monday versus the Maple Leafs. | 01/19/2015 10:18 PM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored two goals on Monday versus the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
Staal registered an even-strength goal in the second period and then added an empty-netter towards the end of the third period. Staal has 15 goals and 13 assists in 41 games this season although he is hurting fantasy owners with a minus-eight rating.
Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk recorded two points during Saturday's victory against the Senators. | 01/17/2015 10:04 PM
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Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk recorded two points during Saturday's victory against the Senators.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with six shots and a plus-three rating. Faulk now has a solid eight goals and 26 points, but is also minus-15 through 45 games.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward had an awful night versus the Canucks. | 01/16/2015 9:46 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward had an awful night versus the Canucks.
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Impact
Ward allowed three goals on 13 shots, which is a .769 save percentage. Carolina replaced Ward with backup goalie Anton Khudobin in the third period. Ward is 11-17-3 this season.
Hurricanes center Jordan Staal scored his first goal of the season on Tuesday night. | 01/13/2015 9:46 PM
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Hurricanes center Jordan Staal scored his first goal of the season on Tuesday night.
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Impact
It was just his seventh game, and he also had five shots and a plus-one rating. Staal should be owned everywhere.
Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner scored a goal and an assist on Saturday versus the Blues. | 01/10/2015 10:55 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner scored a goal and an assist on Saturday versus the Blues.
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Impact
Skinner assisted the first goal of the game and then after St. Louis tied it, Skinner scored a minute later to give Carolina the lead again. Unforunately for Skinner, the Hurricanes blew a 3-1 lead and lost, 5-4, in a shootout.
Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty recorded two points during Thursday's win over the Sabres. | 01/08/2015 9:43 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty recorded two points during Thursday's win over the Sabres.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a plus-one rating. Tlusty now has 11 goals and 17 points, but also a minus-12 rating through 34 games.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored a power-play goal against the Predators on Tuesday. | 01/06/2015 10:40 PM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored a power-play goal against the Predators on Tuesday.
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Impact
Carolina scored on the man advantage twice, but it wasn't enough as Nashville won, 3-2. Staal has 11 goals and 13 assists in 35 games this season.
Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin got the start on Saturday, and won in a shootout. | 01/04/2015 4:02 PM
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Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin got the start on Saturday, and won in a shootout.
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Impact
He defeated the Bruins by stopping 19-of-20 shots in regulation and overtime, and did not allow anything past him in the shootout. It was just Khudobin's second victory of the season, as he is now 2-8-2.
Hurricanes right wing Patrick Dwyer scored a goal during Saturday's shootout victory against the Bruins. | 01/04/2015 3:59 PM
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Hurricanes right wing Patrick Dwyer scored a goal during Saturday's shootout victory against the Bruins.
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Impact
It was just his third goal of the season, and Dwyer now has five points through 33 games. Clearly, he is not a relevant option.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward only allowed a goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Flyers on Friday. | 01/02/2015 10:07 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward only allowed a goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Flyers on Friday.
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Impact
Ward made 23 saves in the victory. He is 10-15-2 this season.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal on Friday against the Flyers. | 01/02/2015 10:03 PM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal on Friday against the Flyers.
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Impact
Staal scored inside of a minute into the second period to extend the Hurricanes lead to, 2-0. Staal has 10 goals and 12 assists in 33 games this season.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored the team's lone goal during Wednesday's loss to the Penguins. | 01/01/2015 12:09 PM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored the team's lone goal during Wednesday's loss to the Penguins.
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Impact
He also had three shots on goal and a plus-one rating. Staal now has nine goals and 21 points, but also a minus-nine rating through 32 games.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward only allowed two goals on Monday, but it wasn't that impressive of a performance. | 12/29/2014 10:13 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward only allowed two goals on Monday, but it wasn't that impressive of a performance.
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Impact
That's because he only faced 18 shots, so the save percentage was below .900. Ward also lost as Carey Price was at his best again. Ward is 9-14-2 this season.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played well Saturday, but it wasn't enough against the Lightning. | 12/27/2014 9:44 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played well Saturday, but it wasn't enough against the Lightning.
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Impact
Ward made 36 saves, allowing two goals as Carolina lost, 2-1. Ward has allowed just five goals in his last three starts but is just 1-1-1 over that span.
Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin allowed just one goal and picked up a shootout victory over the Devils on Tuesday. | 12/23/2014 10:06 PM
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Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin allowed just one goal and picked up a shootout victory over the Devils on Tuesday.
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Impact
Khudobin stopped 18-of-19 shots in regulation and overtime then didn't allow a score in the shootout. The victory is Khudobin's first in 11 games this season.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward took the shootout loss Saturday against the Rangers. | 12/20/2014 9:53 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward took the shootout loss Saturday against the Rangers.
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Impact
He made 32 saves on 34 shots, and allowed only one goal in the shootout, but that was enough to take the loss. Ward is now 9-13-1 on the season.
Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner scored a goal during Saturday's shootout loss to the Rangers. | 12/20/2014 9:51 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner scored a goal during Saturday's shootout loss to the Rangers.
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Impact
He also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating. Skinner has picked it up of late, and now has eight goals and 16 points through 28 games.
Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's, 4-1, victory against the Maple Leafs. | 12/18/2014 9:54 PM
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Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's, 4-1, victory against the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
Faulk scored a fair among for a defeseman on a bad team, but he has a horrible plus/minus. Faulk has six goals, 13 assists and a minus-12 rating in 31 games this season.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward made 25 saves in the, 4-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Thursday. | 12/18/2014 9:45 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward made 25 saves in the, 4-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Thursday.
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Impact
Ward stopped 25-of-26 shots against Toronto for his ninth victory of the season. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for Ward.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals during Tuesday's loss to the Canadiens. | 12/16/2014 10:04 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals during Tuesday's loss to the Canadiens.
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Impact
He faced 29 shots on goal and dropped his record to 8-12-1 overall. There are better options out there.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss to the Flyers. | 12/13/2014 3:34 PM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss to the Flyers.
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Impact
He also had six shots on goal and a minus-one rating. Staal has been disappointing this season, and now has seven goals, 16 points, and a minus-11 rating overall.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward took a tough loss Thursday against the Lightning. | 12/11/2014 10:06 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward took a tough loss Thursday against the Lightning.
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Impact
He allowed two goals on 27 shots, including the game-winner with 31 seconds left in the game. Ward is now 8-11-1 on the season.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal didn't practice on Wednesday, but he should be ready to suit up on Thursday against Tampa Bay according to the Raleigh News & Observer. | 12/10/2014 1:31 PM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal didn't practice on Wednesday, but he should be ready to suit up on Thursday against Tampa Bay according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
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Impact
It appears Staal's foot is still bothering him a bit. He played 19 minutes and had two shots in the game on Monday. Staal has six goals and nine assists with a minus-nine rating this season.
Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal in the, 2-1, loss to the Devils on Monday. | 12/08/2014 9:51 PM
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Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal in the, 2-1, loss to the Devils on Monday.
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Impact
Faulk has four goals and 12 assists this season. He led all Carolina defensemen with three shots on goal.
Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin had a good game playing for the injured Cam Ward. | 12/04/2014 9:40 PM
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Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin had a good game playing for the injured Cam Ward.
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Impact
Khudobin stopped 26-of-28 shots for a .929 save percentage in the game against the Capitals. Unfortunately for Khudobin, the Hurricanes scored just one goal and lost, 2-1. Khudobin is still looking for his first victory this season.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward stopped 32-of-33 shots on goal, in Tuesday's win over Nashville. | 12/02/2014 9:56 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward stopped 32-of-33 shots on goal, in Tuesday's win over Nashville.
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Impact
He is now 8-8-1 on the season, and continues to hold down Carolina's top goaltending spot.
Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner recorded two points in Carolina's 2-1 victory over the Predators. | 12/02/2014 9:53 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner recorded two points in Carolina's 2-1 victory over the Predators.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots on goal and a +2 rating on the night. Skinner now has 13 points in 20 games.
Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's loss to the Penguins. | 11/29/2014 10:14 PM
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Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's loss to the Penguins.
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Impact
Faulk opened the scoring, but Pittsburgh answered with two goals in the next two minutes. Each team added a goal in the third period as the Penguins won, 3-2. Faulk has three goals and 13 assists this season.
Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored a pair of goals on Friday in a, 4-2, victory over the Penguins. | 11/28/2014 9:42 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored a pair of goals on Friday in a, 4-2, victory over the Penguins.
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Impact
Tlusty notched an unassisted goal with about four minutes left in the first period and then scored an empty-net goal on the power play. Tlusty leads Carolina with 10 goals this season.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed two goals in a victory over the Penguins on Friday. | 11/28/2014 9:37 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed two goals in a victory over the Penguins on Friday.
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Impact
Carolina was the better team the entire game, outshooting Pittsburgh, 35-22, but Ward made a huge save on a delayed penalty call early in the first period to keep the game scoreless. While sliding to his left, Ward swatted away Blake Comeau's shot with his stick. Carolina also killed the penalty, which was the only Pittsburgh power play of the game. Ward is 7-8-1 this season but is playing much better in November. He had a .928 save percentage coming into the game and is now 7-5-0 this month.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played well in Wednesday's loss to Florida. | 11/26/2014 10:07 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played well in Wednesday's loss to Florida.
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Impact
He made 27 saves on 28 shots, but it wasn't enough. Ward is now 6-8-1 on the season.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals during Saturday's loss to Colorado. | 11/23/2014 10:30 AM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals during Saturday's loss to Colorado.
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Impact
He faced 35 total shots, but could not get the job done. Ward is now an underwhelming 6-7-1 with a 2.72 GAA and .903 save percentage.
Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner notched two assists in a losing effort to Colorado. | 11/23/2014 10:19 AM
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Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner notched two assists in a losing effort to Colorado.
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Impact
He has recorded at least one point in his past three games, and now has 11 points through 16 games. It looks like Skinner is starting to heat up, so owners need to be aware.
Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin is not expected to play Thursday. | 11/20/2014 3:03 PM
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Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin is not expected to play Thursday.
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Impact
Semin has struggled so far this season, before missing the last two games. He's still without a goal after hitting the back of the net 22 times last season and has five assists in 13 games.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals, but received a win Tuesday against Dallas. | 11/19/2014 9:46 AM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals, but received a win Tuesday against Dallas.
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Impact
He stopped 23-of-27 shots on goal, and raised his record to 6-5-1. Ward now has a 2.57 GAA and .903 save percentage.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal recorded three points in Tuesday's win over the Stars. | 11/19/2014 9:40 AM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal recorded three points in Tuesday's win over the Stars.
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Impact
He had two goals and one assist, along with four shots on goal and a +1 rating. Staal now has 11 points through 13 games, but is also -5 overall.
Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin is questionable for Tuesday's game against Dallas while dealing with an upper body injury. | 11/18/2014 3:01 PM
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Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin is questionable for Tuesday's game against Dallas while dealing with an upper body injury.
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Impact
Semin has struggled so far this season, before missing the last two games. He's still without a goal after hitting the back of the net 22 times last season and has five assists in 13 games.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward made 23 saves in Saturday's loss to the Bruins. | 11/15/2014 3:35 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward made 23 saves in Saturday's loss to the Bruins.
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Impact
He faced 25 shots on goal, and fell to 5-5-1 on the season.
Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to Boston | 11/15/2014 3:31 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to Boston
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal, and now has seven goals and 9 points on the season, but is also -6 overall.
Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to Boston | 11/15/2014 3:31 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to Boston
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal, and now has seven goals and nine points on the season, but is also -6 overall.
Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to Boston | 11/15/2014 3:31 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to Boston
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal, and now has seven goals and nine points on the season, but is also minus-six overall.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played well, but took the loss Wednesday to the Jets. | 11/13/2014 9:35 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played well, but took the loss Wednesday to the Jets.
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Impact
He stopped 34-of-36 shots on goal, but it was not enough, as Carolina fell 3-1. Ward is now 5-4-1 on the season. Elias Lindholm scored the team's lone goal.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed just one goal on 23 shots to capture a victory against the Flames. | 11/10/2014 9:52 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed just one goal on 23 shots to capture a victory against the Flames.
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Impact
The victory is Ward's fifth of the season. He made 22 saves and posted a .957 save percentage.
Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal and two assists against the Flames on Monday. | 11/10/2014 9:46 PM
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Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal and two assists against the Flames on Monday.
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Impact
It was Faulk's second goal of the season. He has 10 points in 14 games with a minus-four rating.
Hurricanes defenseman Brett Bellemore will miss Monday's game against Calgary due to an upper body injury. | 11/10/2014 3:03 PM
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Hurricanes defenseman Brett Bellemore will miss Monday's game against Calgary due to an upper body injury.
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Impact
Bellemore did practice Monday morning. He has two assists in eight games this season and has yet to prove he's fantasy worthy.
Hurricanes center Riley Nash scored in Saturday's loss to Washington. | 11/09/2014 10:45 AM
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Hurricanes center Riley Nash scored in Saturday's loss to Washington.
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Impact
He also had an assist, and now has 10 points overall in 13 games. If Nash is still on waiver wires, pick him up.
Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin had an assist Saturday, but is still searching for his first goal of the season. | 11/09/2014 10:42 AM
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Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin had an assist Saturday, but is still searching for his first goal of the season.
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Impact
Semin's inconsistency continues to plague him and the team, and he now has only 4 points and a rough -7 rating overall. Owners should not expect him to get going anytime soon.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal extended his point streak to three games. | 11/08/2014 10:50 PM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal extended his point streak to three games.
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Impact
He scored his third goal of the season, and now has seven points overall. Staal looks to be in fine form after missing some time due to injury.
Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin will start on Saturday. | 11/08/2014 4:04 PM
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Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin will start on Saturday.
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Impact
Khudobin hasn't played in over two weeks, so Carolina is probably giving him a start so he can avoid getting rusty. In training camp, Khudobin was expected to compete with Cam Ward for the starting job, but Ward clearly has the edge through the first month.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward stoped 29 shots to defeat the Blue Jackers on Friday, 3-2, in overtime. | 11/07/2014 10:05 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward stoped 29 shots to defeat the Blue Jackers on Friday, 3-2, in overtime.
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Impact
Ward is now 4-3-1. He has a decent GAA average, but if you want to sell Ward, now is the time to sell high.
Hurricanes center Elias Lindholm scored the game-winning goal on Friday against the Blue Jackets. | 11/07/2014 10:01 PM
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Hurricanes center Elias Lindholm scored the game-winning goal on Friday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Lindholm scored on the power play with under a minute left in overtime. The assist came from Eric Staal. Carolina and Columbus are now tied at the bottom of the Metropolitan division with eight points.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward picked up his second consecutive win, Tuesday versus Columbus. | 11/04/2014 9:57 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward picked up his second consecutive win, Tuesday versus Columbus.
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Impact
He wasn't heavily tested, stopping 17-of-19 shots on goal. Ward is now 3-3-1, and is in line to make more starts, moving forward.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored his second goal of the season. | 11/04/2014 9:53 PM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored his second goal of the season.
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Impact
He was also +1 with two shots on goal. Look for Staal to get rolling.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward recorded his first shutout of the season on Saturday. | 11/01/2014 10:20 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward recorded his first shutout of the season on Saturday.
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Impact
It was also Ward, and Carolina's, first win of the season. Ward stopped all 25 shots he faced.
Hurricanes center Elias Lindholm led Carolina to its first victory of the season on Saturday. | 11/01/2014 10:19 PM
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Hurricanes center Elias Lindholm led Carolina to its first victory of the season on Saturday.
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Impact
Lindholm scored two goals, his first two of the season, in the first period to give Carolina an early lead. Jiri Tlusty added a power-play goal to add insurance, and Carolina won, 3-0. Lindholm was plus-two with four shots on goal.
Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin will most likely be a healthy scratch on Saturday. | 10/31/2014 4:40 PM
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Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin will most likely be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
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Impact
He has been an inconsistent player throughout his career, and head coach Bill Peters stated that Semin "isn't playing with the pace the league is at." That is a pretty big shot given, but it is warranted, as Semin has only two points, and is -7 through eight games. Carolina is paying him $7 million annually through the 2017-18 season.
Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty continues to be productive despite his horrible team. | 10/29/2014 10:53 AM
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Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty continues to be productive despite his horrible team.
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Impact
Tlusty scored his fifth goal of the season on Tuesday. He has seven points this season, but he is minus-three, mostly due to the fact his team has yet to win a game. Carolina is 0-6-2.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal has been activated off the injured reserve list. | 10/28/2014 5:01 PM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal has been activated off the injured reserve list.
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Impact
Staal has missed the last five games. Carolina needs him back desperately as the team has yet to win a game this season.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal has called himself ready to play. | 10/27/2014 6:39 PM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal has called himself ready to play.
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Impact
He said he would play against the Canucks on Tuesday. Staal had a goal and an assist in two games before going out with an upper-body injury.
Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin is still looking for his first victory this season. | 10/25/2014 11:13 AM
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Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin is still looking for his first victory this season.
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Impact
Khudobin stopped 23 shots on Friday and allowed five goals against the Oilers. Khudobin is 0-3-1 with a 3.24 GAA and .891 save percentage.
Hurricanes center Riley Nash scored in the second period to tie Friday's game against the Oilers at one. | 10/25/2014 11:09 AM
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Hurricanes center Riley Nash scored in the second period to tie Friday's game against the Oilers at one.
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Impact
The goal was Nash's second of the season. Both teams scored one more time in the second period, so the game was tied, 2-2, but Edmonton scored four goals in the third period to win, 6-3.
Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored his fourth goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg. | 10/21/2014 10:41 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored his fourth goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg.
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Impact
If owners need a goal-scoring option, Tlusty may be on waivers. Now would be a good time to make a move for him.
Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin played well in a shootout loss to the Rangers. | 10/16/2014 10:02 PM
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Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin played well in a shootout loss to the Rangers.
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Impact
He gave up only one goal on 34 shots, and is making a case for more playing time. Him and Cam Ward are essentially playing every other game, however starts like this one could help Khudobin separate himself.
Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera suffered an upper body injury in Tuesday's game against the Sabres and won't play Thursday. | 10/16/2014 3:11 PM
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Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera suffered an upper body injury in Tuesday's game against the Sabres and won't play Thursday.
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Impact
Sekera tripped over his own goalie's stick, trying to prevent Buffalo's first score. Consider him day-to-day. He has two assists in three games after scoring 44 points last season, the best of his career.
Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (broken right fibula) has a 3-4 month timetable for his return. | 10/16/2014 2:51 PM
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Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (broken right fibula) has a 3-4 month timetable for his return.
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Impact
He's no Eric Staal, but fantasy owners will miss his 40-50 points a season.
Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner will miss Thursday's game, but should be ready for next Tuesday. | 10/16/2014 2:48 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner will miss Thursday's game, but should be ready for next Tuesday.
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Impact
Coach Bill Peters said Skinner is "real close" to returning. He scored 33 goals and added 21 assists in 71 games last season.
Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner skated at practice on Wednesday according to the Raleigh News & Observer. | 10/15/2014 2:20 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner skated at practice on Wednesday according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
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Impact
Coach Bill Peters said Skinner is "real close" to returning. He could be ready as early as Thursday against the Rangers.
Hurricanes left winger Chris Terry scored a goal and added an assist as Carolina lost to Buffalo in a shootout, 4-3. | 10/14/2014 10:53 PM
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Hurricanes left winger Chris Terry scored a goal and added an assist as Carolina lost to Buffalo in a shootout, 4-3.
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Impact
Terry scored his second goal of the season on a wrist shot in the third period. That was his only shot on net, and he was plus-two. Terry also scored Carolina's only shooutout goal in eight rounds as Buffalo finally ended the tie on Zemgus Girgensons' score.
Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera suffered an upper body injury in Tuesday's game against the Sabres and will not return according to the News Observer. | 10/14/2014 8:57 PM
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Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera suffered an upper body injury in Tuesday's game against the Sabres and will not return according to the News Observer.
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Impact
Sekera tripped over his own goalie's stick, trying to prevent Buffalo's first score. Consider him day-to-day.
Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin posted his first two points of the season assisting on two of Jiri Tlusty's three goals. | 10/11/2014 10:41 PM
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Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin posted his first two points of the season assisting on two of Jiri Tlusty's three goals.
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Impact
Semin used to be a 75-80 point a season guy in Washington and posted 44 points in 44 games back in 2012 for Carolina so we know he can still do it. The real question is can he stay healthy.
Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty was a busy guy Saturday night taking five shots and scoring on three of them. | 10/11/2014 10:38 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty was a busy guy Saturday night taking five shots and scoring on three of them.
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Impact
Tlusty has been a solid player the last few seasons, but his 30-38 point totals haven't excited fantasy owners. Let's see if he can continue to play at this level going forward.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed five goals on 26 shots on opening night against the Islanders. | 10/10/2014 9:55 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed five goals on 26 shots on opening night against the Islanders.
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Impact
Ward is battling Anton Khudobin for minutes between the pipes and this performance does not bode well for Ward staying in front of Khudobin on the depth chart. The Hurricanes and Islanders play again on Long Island Saturday, so expect Khudobin to start.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored a garbage-time goal on opening night against the Islanders. | 10/10/2014 9:46 PM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored a garbage-time goal on opening night against the Islanders.
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Impact
Carolina trailed New York at one point, 5-1, but Chris Terry and Staal scored with under six minutes to go in the third period to cut the deficit in half. The Hurricanes would get no closer. Staal had the goal, three shots on net and was minus-one.
Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera had two assists on opening night against the Islanders. | 10/10/2014 9:41 PM
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Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera had two assists on opening night against the Islanders.
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Impact
Sekera had two shots on goal as well. He had the second helper on Nathan Gerbe's power play goal to get Carolina on the board and the primary assist on Chris Terry's slap shot goal at the 14:20 mark of the third period. New York won, however, 5-3.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward will start the team's opening game on Friday. | 10/09/2014 6:01 PM
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Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward will start the team's opening game on Friday.
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Impact
Carolina will take on the New York Islanders in a home-and-home series on Friday and Saturday. Expect Anton Khudobin to start on Saturday.
Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner will likely miss the start of the season after being diagnosed with a concussion, according to the team's site. | 10/07/2014 11:43 AM
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Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner will likely miss the start of the season after being diagnosed with a concussion, according to the team's site.
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Impact
Skinner has a history in this area, so the team will likely be cautious. He had a career-high 33 goals last year as a second liner.
19-year-old Elias Lindholm has moved to center to fill the void left by the injured Jordan Staal. | 09/25/2014 11:11 AM
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19-year-old Elias Lindholm has moved to center to fill the void left by the injured Jordan Staal.
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Impact
New coach Bill Peters was already moving his forwards around, trying out several different combinations and the injury to Staal will only further cause Peters to move players into different positions. He tested Lindholm out on a line with Jeff Skinner and Jiri Tlusty. That would be a good line for Lindholm, but even if he doesn't play with those guys, he shoud see an increase of production in his second year.
Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis announced that center Jordan Staal suffered a broken bone in the lower part of his right left during Tuesday's preseason game against Buffalo according to NHL.com. | 09/25/2014 11:05 AM
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Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis announced that center Jordan Staal suffered a broken bone in the lower part of his right left during Tuesday's preseason game against Buffalo according to NHL.com.
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Impact
Staal was traveling back to Raleigh to undergo further tests. We do not yet know the extent of the injury. Regardless, this is terrible news.
Hurricanes coach Bill Peters may be juggling his offensive lines, but he has the perfect top defensive line in Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera. | 09/23/2014 8:32 PM
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Hurricanes coach Bill Peters may be juggling his offensive lines, but he has the perfect top defensive line in Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera.
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Impact
Faulk and Sekera compliment each other extremely well both offensively and defensively. Sekera will likely lead the duo in goals and points, but Faulk should be on your fantasy radar as well. We project him to get around 35 points.
Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera was a huge bright spot for Carolina last season. | 09/23/2014 8:28 PM
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Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera was a huge bright spot for Carolina last season.
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Impact
In his first season in Carolina, Sekera nearly scored more goals than he had in his previous four seasons in Buffalo. He had 11 goals, 44 points and managed a plus-4 on a team that really struggled on defense. Paired with Justin Faulk once again, Sekera can prove that those numbers were no fluke.
Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty may not play on the top line this season. | 09/23/2014 8:22 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty may not play on the top line this season.
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Impact
Everything is up in the air in Carolina due to the new head coach in Bill Peters. Tlusty has been a solid fantasy player the last few seasons, but he is heavily reliant on playing with Eric Staal and Alexander Semin. If that does not happen, he could be moved to the third line, where fantasy hockey players go to die.
It is hard to know what to expect from Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin this season. | 09/23/2014 8:19 PM
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It is hard to know what to expect from Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin this season.
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Impact
Semin scored 44 points in the same number of games in his first season with Carolina, but scored just 42 points in 65 games last season. There is a good chance that a concussion in December of 2013 severely slowed his production. New head coach Bill Peters has jumbled the lines in preseason, so there is no guarantee that Semin again plays on the top line. If he is on the top line, Semin is a solid mid-round pick otherwise, there is some risk involved.
Hurricanes new coach Bill Peters is considering playing the Staal brothers on the same line according to the Raleigh News & Observer. | 09/23/2014 8:11 PM
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Hurricanes new coach Bill Peters is considering playing the Staal brothers on the same line according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
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Impact
Peters also had Eric Staal playing alongside Jeff Skinner and second-year player Elias Lindholm, so obviously Peters is thinking of every possible combination. If the Staal brothers do play together, that will provide a huge boost for Jordan's fantasy value. In all likelihood, Eric will play with Skinner or his mates from last season, Jiri Tlusty and Alexander Semin.
The Hurricanes are looking for Elias Lindholm to make major strides in his second season in the league. | 09/23/2014 8:06 PM
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The Hurricanes are looking for Elias Lindholm to make major strides in his second season in the league.
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Impact
The 19-year-old scored nine goals and 12 assists as a rookie last season. Captain Eric Staal said he thinks Lindholm improved as the season went along. With new head coach Bill Peters, it is possible Lindholm sees some time on the top line with Staal. That would make him a tremendous steal late in drafts.
Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner will threaten to score 30 goals again this season. | 09/23/2014 8:01 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner will threaten to score 30 goals again this season.
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Impact
Skinner had a career-high 33 goals last year as a second liner. At the start of training camp, he was playing alongside top centerman Eric Staal. If he stays on the top line, the expectations for Skinner rise dramatically.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal started training camp at center in between wingers Jeff Skinner and Elias Lindholm according to the Raleigh News & Observer. | 09/23/2014 7:57 PM
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Hurricanes center Eric Staal started training camp at center in between wingers Jeff Skinner and Elias Lindholm according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
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Impact
Carolina coach Bill Peters said do not read into the early season combinations, but fantasy owners like what they see so far. Skinner could again lead Carolina in goals and Lindholm has tremendous potential, being the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft. Expect Staal to lead the team with around 65 points.
Hurricanes GM Ron Francis told CarolinaHurricanes.com that he expects forward Alexander Semin to be ready when training camp begins. | 08/21/2014 1:36 PM
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Hurricanes GM Ron Francis told CarolinaHurricanes.com that he expects forward Alexander Semin to be ready when training camp begins.
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Impact
"He's training, according to his agent, a couple times a day and doing therapy on the wrist as well. There were no issues with the wrist, as far as I was told," Francis said. A report surfaced about a week-and-a-half ago that Semin hadn't fully recovered yet from off-season surgery to his wrist, which had been nagging him since the beginning of last year. Francis expects that to be a thing of the past.
Carolina center Eric Staal suffered a core muscle injury while training and needed to undergo surgery, according to hurricanes.nhl.com. | 07/30/2014 5:41 PM
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Carolina center Eric Staal suffered a core muscle injury while training and needed to undergo surgery, according to hurricanes.nhl.com.
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Impact
GM Ron Francis said Staal should be ready for training camp. The 29-year-old had just 21 goals, 40 assists and 230 SOG over 79 games in 2013-14 after generating 18 goals, 35 assists and 152 SOG in 48 games during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.
Carolina center Eric Staal suffered a core muscle injury while training and needed to undergo surgery, according to hurricanes.nhl.com. | 07/30/2014 5:41 PM
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Carolina center Eric Staal suffered a core muscle injury while training and needed to undergo surgery, according to hurricanes.nhl.com.
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Impact
GM Ron Francis said Staal should be ready for training camp. The 29-year-old had just 21 goals, 40 assists and 230 SOG over 79 games in 2013-14 after generating 18 goals, 35 assists and 152 SOG in 48 games during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.
Charlotte signs Alex Aleardi | 07/16/2014 11:07 PM
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Alex Aleardi has inked a contract with the AHL Charlotte Checkers.
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Impact
With that, Aleardi is now part of the Carolina Hurricanes' organization, but we don't expect him to play in the NHL next season. He had seven goals and 16 points in 41 AHL games in 2013-14.
Kyle Hagel signs with Charlotte | 07/16/2014 11:06 PM
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The AHL Charlotte Checkers have signed Kyle Hagel.
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Impact
The Checkers are the Carolina Hurricanes' AHL affiliate. Hagel had five assists and 162 penalty minutes in 38 games last season with the Portland Pirates.
Hurricanes hire goalie coach David Marcoux | 07/15/2014 8:06 PM
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The Carolina Hurricanes have hired David Marcoux as their new goalie coach.
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Impact
During Marcoux's six years as the Flames' goaltending coach, he oversaw the rise of Miikka Kiprusoff from a netminder that was struggling to establish himself to a Vezina Trophy winner. Marcoux also has some experience working with Cam Ward as the Flames and Carolina Hurricanes shared an AHL affiliate during the 2004-05 lockout.
Carolina signs Justin Shugg to two-way deal | 07/14/2014 3:08 PM
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The Carolina Hurricanes have inked Justin Shugg to a one-year, two-way contract.
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Impact
Shugg can earn $600,000 annually at the NHL level. He had 16 goals and 38 points in 75 AHL games in 2013-14.
Canes GM expects good season from Jiri Tlusty | 07/12/2014 9:32 AM
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Carolina general manager Ron Francis said he was pleased the Hurricanes were able to sign forward Jiri Tlusty to a one-year, $2.95 million contract on July 1.
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Impact
Tlusty was a restricted free agent. "It was a good deal for both sides and it's good to have Jiri back in the fold," Francis said. "He had a really tough start to the season last year but is healthy. It should be an incentive for him to have a good season as he will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. He should be ready to rock and roll. He'll be a valuable piece for us." Tlusty had only 16 goals and 14 assists in 68 games last season.

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