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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.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tlusty (upper body) is expected to be in the lineup Thursday against the Capitals, Michael Smith of the team's official site reports.
Impact: The winger has 14 goals and 12 assists through 65 games this season, but hasn't been able to suit up since getting hurt March 31 against the Senators.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khudobin will get the start in net Thursday against the Capitals, Michael Smith of NHL.com reports.
Impact: With Cam Ward questionable for Thursday's game with an upper body injury, it comes as no surprise that Khudobin will get the nod between the pipes. Khudobin is 18-13-1 on the season with a .931 save percentage and a 2.14 GAA.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gerbe is questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Capitals, Michael Smith of the team's official site reports.
Impact: Gerbe sat out Wednesday's team practice for maintenance, but could end up missing Thursday's game as well. The winger has posted 16 goals and 15 assists through 79 games to date.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ward is questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Capitals due to an upper body injury, Michael Smith of the team's official site reports.
Impact: Ward was held out of practice Wednesday to try to get healthy, but the team may opt to hold him out of Thursday's game as well. With Anton Khudobin getting the nod in net for the Canes, Ward's status shouldn't affect too many lineups either way.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khudobin is expected to start in net Thursday against the Capitals, Michael Smith of the team's official site reports.
Impact: With Cam Ward's sporadic play of late, Khudobin has gotten the opportunity to take over the majority of the starts for the Canes. He's 3-1-1 in his last five appearances, and has posted a save percentage over .900 in each of those appearances, including a 35-save shutout of the Panthers on March 27.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bowman (illness) returned to the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers, seeing 10:40 of total ice time.
Impact: As long as Bowman remains in a bottom-six role for the Hurricanes logging minimal ice time, he's not likely to present a lot of production for fantasy players.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ward surrendered four goals on 36 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.
Impact: Ward continues to be a highly unreliable netminder both for fantasy owners and for the Hurricanes, who have a conundrum on their hands with him at this point. It seems Anton Khudobin should be the future in goal for the 'Canes, at least for now. That in mind, they'd surely like to deal Ward in the offseason, but the fact that he's signed for $6.3 million in each of the next two seasons may make it difficult.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ward is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Rangers, according to Michael Smith of NHL.com.
Impact: Ward, who gets his first turn since March 31, will face a Rangers' squad still clawing for playoff seeding. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes' faint postseason hopes took a major hit with Saturday's loss to New Jersey.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sekera (lower body) will not play Tuesday against the Rangers, Mike Maniscalco of WRAL The Fan reports.
Impact: Sekera, who's broken out for 11 goals and 33 assists in 74 games this season, will miss his third straight game Tuesday when the 'Canes head to Madison Square Garden. He could return Thursday for the team's last home game of the year against the Capitals.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Semin (illness) returned to action Saturday, logging 24:33 of ice time in a loss to the Devils.
Impact: Semin fired off a healthy six shots on goal after missing the last two games with an illness. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to find the back of the net, and he was on the ice for each of the Devils' three goals.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khudobin gave up only two goals on 22 shots on Saturday, but was unable to come away with the win over the Devils.
Impact: The loss just about eliminates the Hurricanes from playoff contention, with New Jersey one of several teams in better position to claim a Wild Card spot. Khudobin has certainly done his best of late to postpone Carolina's elimination, allowing a total of four goals over his last three outings.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Skinner's goal Saturday was his 31st of the season. He has at least one point in seven of his last eight games.
Impact: He has eight points, including five goals, in those last eight outings. The goal Saturday matched his career mark, so there's a chance he can best that before season's end.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khudobin will start Saturday's game against the Devils.
Impact: Khudobin's on a roll right now, and he's generally having an excellent season. Coming off consecutive 4-1 victories over contenders, the Russian netminder will face a weak New Jersey team that's currently crippled by injuries.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sekera (lower body) will not play Saturday against the Devils, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Impact: A lower-body injury has interrupted Sekera's career year, as he's set to sit Saturday for a second straight game. His status for Tuesday's matchup against the Rangers is uncertain, but if he can't make it, the team could opt for an IR stint.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Khudobin made 33 saves in Thursday's 4-1 win over Dallas.
Impact: Khudobin is 3-0-1 with a 1.24 GAA in his last four starts.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Liles had a goal and two assists in Thursday's 4-1 win over Dallas.
Impact: Liles' career high-tying three points make up a third of his nine this season.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Faulk contributed a goal and an assist in Thursday's win over the Stars.
Impact: Faulk potted one of three Carolina goals that came within a five-minute span in the second period, providing the Hurricanes with an insurmountable lead. The goal would go down as a game-winner for Faulk, his first of the season.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Hurricanes assigned Boychuk to AHL Charlotte on Friday.
Impact: Boychuk was called up earlier in the week to provide some forward depth, but he will head back to Charlotte with a couple injured Hurricanes forwards likely to return for the team's next game Saturday.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Hurricanes assigned Terry to AHL Charlotte on Friday.
Impact: Terry was called up earlier in the week to provide some forward depth, but he will head back to Charlotte with a couple injured Hurricanes forwards likely to return for the team's next game Saturday. He at least contributed two assists in Thursday's game against the Stars.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Carolina skated Thursday without Semin, who was out with an illness.
Impact: It's uncertain if he'll play Saturday against the Devils.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sekera missed Thursday's game because of a lower-body injury, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Sekera has frequently logged upwards of 25 minutes on the ice in recent weeks, but the Canes didn't have any problem replacing him in a 4-1 win over the Stars on Thursday. The story will likely be different -- both for the team and fantasy owners -- if Sekera misses time beyond Thursday.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Liles scored a power-play goal and handed out two assists (one of those on the power play, too) in Thursday's 4-1 win over Dallas.
Impact: A stunning breakout game for Liles, who had only managed one goal and six points in 35 games this season entering Thursday's action. Once upon a time, Liles was a fantasy-relevant blueliner, but at age 33, his best days seem to already be well behind him, largely thanks to the bevy of injuries he's suffered in his career.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khudobin made 33 saves on 34 shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over Dallas.
Impact: Khudobin continues to do nothing but put up great stats nearly every time he gets a start. He's only posted a save percentage under .900 three times in his last 19 appearances.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khudobin was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and looks primed to start Thursday against the Stars, Chantel McCabe of FOX Sports Carolinas reports.
Impact: After winning against a top-notch Penguins squad his last time out Tuesday, Khudobin will face another tough adversary in the Stars, winners of three straight games. Kari Lehtonen will man the net opposite Khudobin.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Kirk Muller indicated that Tlusty (lower body) is still considered day-to-day after Thursday's morning skate, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports.
Impact: That more than likely means that Tlusty will be out of the lineup Thursday against the Stars, which would be the second consecutive game he's missed. The 26-year-old has 26 points in 65 games this season.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Boychuk was recalled Thursday from AHL Charlotte.
Impact: With both Drayson Bowman and Alexander Semin dealing with illnesses, Boychuk would seem to have a good chance at stepping into the lineup Thursday against the Stars. However, Boychuk will likely be returned to Charlotte in swift fashion once either player recovers.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bowman (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Stars.
Impact: Bowman sat out Thursday's morning skate after feeling under the weather. The Hurricanes will wait and see how he recovers during the afternoon before making a decision on his status later in the evening.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Semin (illness) is questionable to play Thursday against the Stars.
Impact: Semin was a last-minute scratch with the flu Tuesday against the Penguins, and is apparently not yet all the way recovered from the illness. He was absent from the Hurricanes' morning skate Thursday.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khudobin is likely to start Thursday's game against the Stars, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Impact: Assuming he draws the assignment, Khudobin will take aim at a Dallas squad that has won three straight games, outscoring its opponents by a 16-5 mark in that span.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Lindholm scored twice for the first multi-goal game of his career and the Hurricanes dominated the listless Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Impact: Lindholm had six goals and 11 assists in his first 51 NHL games. He had one assist in his previous eight contests.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Faulk scored his fourth goal of the season and finished with a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's win over the Penguins.
Impact: Since inking a six-year, $29 million extension last week, Faulk has two points in his last five games. The young blueliner hasn't yet had the breakout offensive season many projected for him, but the Hurricanes are banking on that materializing once he reaches full maturity during the contract.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Loktionov left Monday's game against the Senators with an undisclosed injury, NHL.com reports.
Impact: The same applies to Jiri Tlusty, with the Hurricanes having recalled forward Chris Terry from AHL Charlotte in advance of Tuesday's game against the Penguins.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tlusty left Monday's game against the Senators with an unspecified injury, NHL.com reports.
Impact: As did Andrei Loktionov, which has prompted the Hurricanes to recall forward Chris Terry from AHL Charlotte in advance of Tuesday's game against the Penguins.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Loktionov handed out two assists in Tuesday's win over Pittsburgh.
Impact: Loktionov's been clipping along at a user-friendly point-per-game pace over his last eight contests; fantasy owners in deeper formats should take note, as he's still widely available. Whatever issue forced him from Monday's game, he's healthy now.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Skinner dished out two assists Tuesday in Pittsburgh, pushing his point streak to six games. He also went plus-2 with two PIM.
Impact: With the stat-sheet-filling night, Skinner's now cleared 50 points for the second time in four seasons. And at age 21, he hasn't reached his ceiling yet.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lindholm scored a pair of goals -- his first tallies since March 11 -- in Tuesday's win over Pittsburgh.
Impact: The 19-year-old rookie had managed just two assists in his nine games between goals. It's been a tough first campaign for Lindholm, who has just 19 points in 52 games, but it's good to see him produce against quality competition -- that offers some hope for next year.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khudobin stopped 30 of 31 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh.
Impact: A terrific outing for Khudobin, who needed a win in the worst way after posting an ugly 4-8-1 record over February and March despite a sparkling .930 save percentage. Keep a close eye on him in next year's drafts -- there may be a neat profit to be turned on Khudobin, especially if Cam Ward is shipped out as expected.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Skinner scored for the fourth straight game in Monday's shootout loss to Ottawa.
Impact: It's the second four-game goal streak ever for Skinner, whose 30 goals this season are the most by a Carolina player since Eric Staal scored 33 in 2010-11.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tlusty (lower body) will not play Tuesday against the Penguins, Jamie Kellner of Canes Country reports.
Impact: Tlusty saw just 10:32 of ice time Monday night after succumbing to a lower-body injury. He had been riding high with seven points in nine games prior to the injury, so his absence from Tuesday's lineup won't go unnoticed. Andrei Loktionov draws into the lineup in place of Tlusty.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Semin is out with the flu Tuesday against the Penguins, Jamie Kellner of Canes Country reports.
Impact: Semin's illness apparently developed overnight, as he was able to play Monday against Ottawa. He doesn't figure to miss to much time beyond Tuesday's contest.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khudobin will man the net Tuesday against the Penguins, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Impact: After Cam Ward received the turn in the net Monday against Ottawa, Khudobin will slot back in for the second game of the back-to-back. Khudobin has lost six of his last eight games, but the blame doesn't lay entirely with him, as he allowed more than three goals on only one occasion during that stretch.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Hurricanes have recalled Terry from AHL Charlotte, NHL.com reports.
Impact: Terry gives the Hurricanes added depth up front, with fellow forwards Andrei Loktionov and Jiri Tlusty both dinged up on Monday.