Coach Peters said he does not expect Alexander Semin to be in the #Canes lineup Saturday with a couple healthy bodies returning.
Vancouver Sun "And you thought there was no such a thing as a Category 0 hurricane. The Vancouver Canucks faced one Tuesday night and, not surprisingly, emerged unscathed. The Canucks did what everyone has been doing in the early days of this new National Hockey League season. They beat the Carolina..." October 29
Eric Staal said he'll be in the #Canes lineup Tuesday vs. Vancouver.
Edmonton Journal "History has a way of repeating itself. Leon Draisaitl scored his first NHL goal in his eighth game with the Edmonton Oilers on Friday, just as fellow first-rounder Taylor Hall did on Oct. 28, 2010. The 18-year-old centre scored with a sweeping backhand off a rebound for the winning goal on..." October 25
Pro Hockey Talk "Not much has gone right for Carolina this year, but the ‘Canes might’ve suffered their lowest moment on Thursday in a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of the Flames. The winless ‘Canes suffered their worst defeat of the season while recording their fewest shots on goal (16), prompting rookie head..." October 24
Calgary Herald "It appears Joe Colborne may be a man worth listening to. After Thursday morning’s skate, he said: “Trust me — he’s going to pot one here. Then the floodgates will open. When he gets going, when he gets feeling it, he doesn’t miss too many.” And? Sean Monahan scores twice — his first two..." October 24
Raleigh News & Observer "The Canes on Wednesday recalled forward Brody Sutter from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. The team also announced center Eric Staal has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 11. " October 23
Winnipeg Sun "It’s amazing what a greasy goal can do to the collective psyche of a hockey club that has been under siege and having trouble denting the twine. After getting blown out to the tune of 13-2 during the past four games and blanked twice, the Winnipeg Jets got a lunch-bucket goal from their captain..." October 22
CBSSports.com "The Carolina Hurricanes will get a much needed charge into the lineup as they seek their first win of the year Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets. Forward Jeff Skinner will make his season debut and defenseman Andrej Sekera will get back into the lineup after each sat out with injuries. Skinner..." October 21
Coach Peters said after #Canes practice today that Eric Staal skated alone this morning, could return during the road trip vs. Vancouver.
Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes finally caught a break in the health department on Friday, as forward Jeff Skinner was activated off IR and should be available for Tuesday’s game in Winnipeg. To clear room for Skinner, the ‘Canes sent forwards Brody Sutter and Patrick Brown to AHL Charlotte." October 17
Nathan Gerbe has a lower-body injury and will not return.
CBSSports.com "The Carolina Hurricanes have a real problem right now. Most of their top players are injured and will continue to be out for Thursday night's game against the New York Rangers. Eric Staal, Andrej Sekera, Patrick Dwyer and Jeff Skinner all will miss the game. That's on top of Jordan Staal who has..." October 16
NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled center Brody Sutter from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). It was also announced today that forward Patrick Dwyer has..." October 15
Die By The Blade "It took four games and a contest against another injury-riddled bottom-dweller, but the Buffalo Sabres finally have their first win of the season, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in the shootout. The Sabres played their best game of the season, and while they still gave up a ton of shot..." October 15
Toronto Sun "Eric Staal is apparently willing to waive his no-trade arrangement for a deal that would land him with the Maple Leafs. The question is: Have the Carolina Hurricanes reached the point in which they are willing to trade their best and highest-paid player as part of both a salary dump and the..." October 15
Skinner is close Peters says. Will skate with team Tuesday but not play. Could be ready for Thursday
Staal will not play against Sabres, Peters says.
Dwyer also out Tuesday.
Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes announced that forward Zach Boychuk has been called up. Boychuk was taken with the 14th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He’s excelled in the minors, scoring 36 goals and 74 points in 69 AHL contests last season, but he has had difficulty securing a roster spot..." October 12
New York Post "The cheers were loud and hearty and often. And on this historic night, they were deserved. The Islanders gave the fans at the Coliseum a reason to celebrate in the final home opener at this old hockey barn on Saturday night, with their much-hyped team delivering a fast and physical brand of..." October 12
Islanders Point Blank "It was a night of impressive Game 1s, led by center Brock Nelson (two goals, two assists). John Tavares had three assists and newcomer Johnny Boychuk a goal and two assists. The Islanders led 2-0 after the first period and 3-0 after the second, all on power-play goals. Goalie Jaroslav Halak..." October 11
Raleigh News & Observer "Cam Ward has long been known as “Wardo” with the Hurricanes. That’s his moniker. And Anton Khudobin? “Maybe it’s because I’m Russian,” he said, smiling, “but I’m always being called ‘Dobi’ or ‘Dubi,’ or sometimes ‘Dobs.’ Sometimes just ‘Anton.’ There are so many ways. I’m OK with..." October 09
USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09
Raleigh News & Observer "As the Carolina Hurricanes stretched on the PNC Arena ice after Tuesday’s practice, coach Bill Peters circled the group, tapping each player with his stick. “Good job, Staalsy,” Peters said. “Good job, Gleas. Good job, Lindy.” So it went after the Canes put in their first practice without..." October 08
Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08
Canes announce Jeff Skinner has a concussion. Tough preseason in Carolina.
Raleigh News & Observer "The Canes reduced their roster to 24 players Saturday, assigning forward Patrick Brown to the Charlotte Checkers (AHL), and Canes coach Bill Peters said the team may go into the regular season with a full 23-man roster. Brown, who played collegiately at Boston College and was the BC captain,..." October 05
Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes announced Saturday the club has added forward Chad LaRose to its’ training camp roster on a professional tryout. LaRose, who sat out the entire 2013-14 season, signed a contract with the Hurricanes’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, this..." September 27
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Canes Country "It might not be the absolute worst-case scenario, but for the Carolina Hurricanes, losing Jordan Staal for the rest of 2014 is near the top of that list. The team announced Thursday that Staal, who has played every game for the club since his 2012 trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins, will miss..." September 25
The Hockey News "If the Carolina Hurricanes are going to make the playoffs this season, a lot of things need to go just right for them. On Tuesday, things went very wrong when Jordan Staal suffered a broken leg in a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres. The injury occurred when he was hit by Sabres..." September 24
Raleigh News & Observer "It wasn't as if Chad LaRose couldn't have played hockey last year, that he knew the time had come to end his career. The former Carolina Hurricanes forward said there was the option of going to Europe, that he could have found a team, found a way to stay in professional hockey. "But I..." September 22
CBSSports.com "Peter Karmanos has been the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes since 1994, when they were then known as the Hartford Whalers. After 20 years controlling the club, it sounds like Karmanos is at least warming up to the idea of stepping aside, but not quite yet. In an interview with TSN's Rick..." September 22
Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes’ first practice of training camp was scheduled to begin Friday at 8:55 a.m. Bill Peters blew his whistle at 8:52. The Canes’ new coach was ready to get an early start at PNC Arena, and for more than three hours the players rarely stopped. Peters divided the 51..." September 20
Fox Sports Carolinas "Cam Ward may be more than halfway to his 31st birthday, but make no mistake about it, the baby-faced goaltender still looks as young as he feels. "I'm only 30 years old. I still got ID'ed this summer. In Canada. And the legal (drinking) age in Canada is 18," Ward said, grinning. "That's got to..." September 10
NHL.com "Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward is not the player he once was. He knows it, and he's not afraid to talk about it. Bluntly. "I know I've been inconsistent," Ward said. "Inconsistency at the goaltending position is something you can't afford. These last couple years, dealing with injuries..." September 07
Raleigh News & Observer "It may seem a contradiction, but Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward had an uneasy, productive summer. For Ward, the uneasiness came in persistent speculation he might be traded. Asked this week if he believed he might have played his last game for the Canes, Ward said, “I think I’d be lying if..." September 04
NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Nieuwendyk to serve as a professional scout and advisor. “Joe brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our..." September 03
Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal showed no lingering effects from offseason surgery Friday as the Carolina Hurricanes’ captain put in his first informal skate at Raleigh Center Ice. Staal pushed himself at times on the ice, looking anything but tentative. “I feel good,” he said. “I just want to continue to take..." August 31
Pro Hockey Talk "For more than a decade, the Carolina Hurricanes seemingly presented an all-or-nothing proposition: they’d either make a deep playoff run or miss the postseason entirely. Consider their remarkable results since losing in the 2002 Stanley Cup Final against the Detroit Red Wings: 2001-02: lost in..." August 17
Raleigh News & Observer "Don Waddell has been around the NHL long enough to hear the alarm bells ringing before he even arrived in town. The man who oversaw the sale and move of a struggling Sun Belt franchise to Canada is joining the Carolina Hurricanes? “That was the first thing I had to address with the staff,”..." August 10
#Canes Alexander Semin has not yet fully recovered from the wrist surgery. He will travel to the US to rehab this weekend.
Pro Hockey Talk "Joni Pitkanen missed all of last season recovering from a severely broken heel, and it doesn’t sound as though the recuperation process has advanced much. In a brief interview with Finnish news outlet Kaleva, Pitkanen said he’s a “long way” from returning to play, noting that the injury hasn’t..." August 06
NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-season training. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in..." July 29
Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters was an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings last season when the HBO crew rolled in to tape the “24/7: Road to the Winter Classic” series. The HBO cameras were everywhere, it seemed, but Peters wound up with scant on-air time. “I hid, for sure,” Peters..." July 27
Canes GM Ron Francis says Brett Bellemore has signed a 1-year, 2-way deal. Gets $600,000 NHL, $175,000 AHL.
Raleigh News & Observer "Being a first-round draft pick – even a top 10 draft pick – carries no guarantees when it comes to playing in the NHL. That’s especially true for defensemen. Haydn Fleury would like to think he’ll be an exception, that he can play his way onto the Carolina Hurricanes’ roster this year and..." July 24
NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Rasmus Rissanen on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Rissanen $575,000 at the NHL level, or $90,000 at the..." July 23