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Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Skinner scored a pair of goals to help lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-5 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the season finale Sunday.
Impact: Skinner finished with a career-high 33 goals in his fourth NHL campaign.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Staal scored twice in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in regular-season finale Sunday.
Impact: After scoring 21 goals and registering 40 assists, the Hurricanes captain will enter next season on the verge of some career milestones. Staal has 289 goals, 399 assists and 688 points.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Komisarek assisted on two goals in Sunday's season-ending shootout win over the Flyers.
Impact: Komisarek was one of five 'Canes skaters to pop off for two points in the finale. The output doubled his offensive production over the previous 31 contests.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Faulk registered two assists in Sunday's season-closing win over the Flyers.
Impact: Faulk finishes 2013-14 with points in three consecutive games, bringing his total production to five goals and 27 assists over 76 games. Along the way, Faulk signed a six-year contract extension with the Hurricanes, locking him into a long-term spot on the team's top defensive pairing.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Skinner scored two goals in Sunday's season-ending victory over the Flyers.
Impact: The two tallies allowed Skinner to pile on to his career-best total of 33 goals. In so doing, he snapped a three-game skid without a point and heads into the upcoming season as a foundational member of Carolina's forward corps.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tlusty picked up two assists in Sunday's season finale against the Flyers.
Impact: After missing four games toward the tail end of the season with a lower-body injury, Tlusty returned for the final three contests, notching at least a point in each one. The strong finish allowed him to reach 30 points on the season for the third time in his career.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Semin is slated to undergo offseason surgery on his wrist, NHL.com reports.
Impact: Semin, who had 22 goals and 42 points in 65 games this past season, will undergo the procedure to deal with a wrist issue that he dealt with much of the season, according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer. Semin will presumably have plenty of time to recover in advance of the Hurricanes' 2014-15 training camp.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Staal scored two goals against the Flyers on Sunday.
Impact: These goals got Staal to 21 on the season, keeping him from finishing below the 20-goal mark. This was his worst season since his rookie year, which is a bit of a concern, but Staal has a history of delivering consistent 70-plus-point seasons, so don't discount him too much in next year's drafts.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khudobin made 39 saves on 44 shots in a shootout win over the Flyers on Sunday.
Impact: Khudobin finishes the year with the fifth-best save percentage in the NHL. It would be surprising if he isn't Carolina's starting goalie next season.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khudobin will be between the pipes for the Canes in their season finale on Sunday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Impact: Khudobin will look to finish the season for the Hurricanes on a strong note after allowing five goals on just 21 shots on Thursday. He will face a Flyers team that is resting multiple starters for the playoffs.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Ward made 28 saves in Friday's 2-1 win at Detroit.
Impact: Ward improved to 2-6-2 with a 3.25 GAA in his last 10 road games.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Boychuk was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Saturday.
Impact: Boychuk has bounced between the two teams throughout the year, and was called up to play in a game on Friday night. The news of him being sent back down probably speaks to the availability of Nathan Gerbe on Saturday.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Semin missed Friday's win over Detroit due to an upper-body injury, according to Reuters.
Impact: The report speculates that Semin will also miss the season finale in Philadelphia on Sunday, and with the Hurricanes out of the playoffs that would end Semin's season. If that's the case, he'll finish with 22 goals and 42 points in 65 games.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tlusty scord what proved to be game-winning goal in Friday's 2-1 win over Detroit.
Impact: Tlusty has been one of the season's more disappointing players after grabbing 23 goals in 48 games last season. He's missed some time this year due to injury, but his numbers this year have been underwhelming.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lindholm grabbed one of Carolina's two goals in Friday's win over Detroit, a power-play marker to open the scoring.
Impact: Lindholm had been rather quiet the last week with no points in the last four games since he'd potted two against Carolina. Last year's fifth overall pick cracked the double-digit goal mark on Friday and is going to be a very good player in several years. He has a unique skill set and should contribute in Carolina for years to come, just not yet.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ward stopped all but one of the 28 shots he faced in Friday's 2-1 win over Detroit, giving him 10 wins on the season.
Impact: Once one of the most reliable goalies in hockey in terms of games played, Ward has been a victim of injury and inconsistency the last two seasons, essentially ceding the Raleigh crease to Anton Khudobin. Ward reminded people he still can deliver a solid game, as evidenced by his effort Friday. He's not likely to return to the Canes next season as the team's starter, but the veteran will latch on somewhere.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Semin was a late scratch by the Hurricanes on Friday, NHL.com's Brian Hedger reports.
Impact: It doesn't sound like the decision to scratch Semin was injury-related, as he saw 18:58 of ice time a night earlier against the Capitals with no apparent issues. Coach Kirk Muller likely just wanted to give him a breather for the second game of a back-to-back after he just got over an illness last week.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sekera recently underwent abdominal surgery, from which he's expected to recover in approximately six weeks, the Canes' official website reports.
Impact: Sekera's season will end a bit early, but he still had a great year, and should have plenty of time to get healthy before 2014-15. He wraps up the career-best season with 11 goals, 33 assists, 127 blocked shots, 54 hits, and a plus-four rating in 74 games. Fifteen of his 44 points, including four goals, came on the man advantage.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ward (upper body) will be in the net Friday against the Red Wings, Jamie Kellner of Canes Country reports.
Impact: Much to the chagrin of fantasy players, the Hurricanes didn't announce their goalie until pregame warmups, but it looks like Ward is sufficiently recovered from his upper-body injury and will be ready to play. Even with a solid outing against the Red Wings, the Hurricanes could opt for a buyout of Ward in the offseason, given his exorbitant contract and the excellent play of Anton Khudobin this season.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gerbe (upper body) looks like he'll rejoin the lineup Friday against the Red Wings, NHL.com's Brian Hedger reports.
Impact: Gerbe took part in pregame warmups and looks like he'll only have missed one game due to the upper-body injury. He has 31 points in 79 games this season.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Hurricanes recalled Boychuk from AHL Charlotte on Friday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Impact: Boychuk will return to the Hurricanes a week after being sent down to Charlotte. He will provide some depth for the Hurricanes with fellow forward Nathan Gerbe dealing with an upper-body injury.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khudobin allowed five goals on just 21 shots in Thursday's loss to Washington.
Impact: Despite Alex Ovechkin taking just one shot on goal and recording no points, Khudobin was beaten a season-high five times by a Capitals team that, like Carolina, is out of contention. Still, the Russian goalie gets a mulligan on this one in light of this year's generally terrific netminding.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gerbe (upper body) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Capitals.
Impact: Gerbe missed Wednesday's practice, and the ailment will keep him out of Thursday's contest as well. The winger stands a chance of playing Friday versus Detroit, but his fantasy owners will have to monitor his status ahead of game time.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Murphy was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Thursday.
Impact: The Hurricanes will let Murphy finish out the campaign at Charlotte with only three games remaining on the NHL schedule. Mike Komisarek will take his spot on defense.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tlusty (lower body) will play Thursday against the Capitals.
Impact: Tlusty's participation in practice Wednesday seemed to suggest he'd be available Thursday, and coach Kirk Muller confirmed as much after morning skate. He missed the last four games with the injury.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sekera (lower body) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Capitals.
Impact: The blueliner will miss his fourth straight game with the injury and at this point, it wouldn't be surprising if he missed the final two games of the season, either. The lower-body ailment won't tarnish what has been a career season for Sekera, who has totaled 11 goals and 33 assists in 74 games.