Raleigh News & Observer "The Canes on Wednesday announced rookie forward Elias Lindholm will be allowed to compete for Sweden in the 2014 World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden. Lindholm, from Boden, Sweden, helped his country take the silver medal in last year’s tournament in Russia. " December 19
SB Nation "USA Hockey is going to consider a plan to help eliminate fighting at all of its levels. Two months after Dylan Chanter, an 18-year-old defensemen in the USHL, suffered an on-ice seizure after hitting his head on the ice following a fight, USA Hockey's board of directors are set to consider a..." December 19
CBSSports.com "The expansion train keeps on rolling, it can't be stopped. The NHL maintains its position that it reitereated at the Board of Governors meeting earlier this month tha nothing is in the works but wasn't entirely dismissive about expansion either. Specifically, this is what Commissioner Gary..." December 18
Ottawa Sun "The Carolina Hurricanes could be ready to make room in their crowded crease. The talk Saturday was that Carolina GM Jim Rutherford has been calling around to see what kind of market there is for goalie Justin Peters. The Hurricanes also have netminders Cam Ward and Anton Khudobin. The belief..." December 16
Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes have spent a good portion of the past two weeks on the road and had mixed results. They're headed home for a long break with a nice road win, thanks to their top line. Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, Jeff Skinner scored for the third straight game and the..." December 15
Calgary Sun "“The mentality on the bench was very different after we gave up that goal than it’s been in the past,” Butler said. “We’ve been a little bit fragile, but I thought guys did a good job stepping up right after we gave up that goal. “We didn’t panic, we didn’t go into a shell and I think that’s a..." December 13
Alex Semin will return to the lineup for the #Canes tonight.
Edmonton Journal "This was winning ugly, baby. The Edmonton Oilers cruised to a 4-1 lead 22 minutes into the game, then blew it, allowing a short-handed goal by Eric Staal and a prayer through traffic from Jeff Skinner in the dying stages of the third period to tie it. But the boys in blue and orange cashed..." December 11
SB Nation "The worst-kept secret in the NHL is that an expansion to 32 teams is bound to happen sooner than later. Reports, rumors and speculation all make it sound as though expansion is a matter of when it's going to happen and not if it's going to happen. However, commissioner Gary Bettman stated on..." December 10
2014-2015 NHL salary cap projection delivered at Board of Governors meeting.Upwards of $71 million next season. CDN TV rights also ratified.
Vancouver Sun "Eddie Lack would make a wonderful storm-chaser. After all, he’s proving to be very effective dealing with Hurricanes. For the second time in just over a week, Lack backstopped the Vancouver Canucks to a win over the Carolina Hurricanes. This one was a shutout as the rookie backup stopped all 31..." December 10
NHL.com "Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner, Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the period ending Dec. 8. FIRST STAR -- JEFF SKINNER, CAROLINA HURRICANES Skinner tallied six points last week, including..." December 09
Raleigh News & Observer "There are a couple of things that hadn’t happened to the San Jose Sharks this season before the Carolina Hurricanes beat them 5-3 on Friday night. The first is that they hadn’t lost two consecutive games in regulation. The Sharks have had two six-game winning streaks, one of the reasons why..." December 07
NHL.com "The Carolina Hurricanes on Friday agreed to terms with forward Carter Sandlak on a three-year, entry-level contract. Sandlak, 20, leads the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League with 16 goals and 24 points in 26 games. "Carter is a gritty, tough competitor who is having a good year..." December 06
SB Nation "With the NHL board of governors meeting early next week in California, we'll be hearing a lot about next year's salary cap. According to TSN insider Bob McKenzie, the NHL's salary cap next season could be right back to where it was before the lockout, way up at $70M. This isn't exactly breaking..." December 06
Raleigh News & Observer "Posted in the Nashville Predators dressing room at Bridgestone Arena is the phrase, “Be hard to play against and harder to beat.” The Predators are that, and especially at home, but the Carolina Hurricanes found a way to beat them Thursday. Spurred by forward Jeff Skinner's first career hat..." December 06
Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes needed a rally to beat the Washington Capitals the first time the two teams tangled this season at the Verizon Center. The second game wasn't close. No rally required. Jeff Skinner, playing on Eric Staal's line, had two goals and an assist, and Andrej Sekera and Jiri..." December 04
CBSSports.com "The United States Hockey Hall of Fame added five new members to its esteemed group on Monday with the induction of the 2013 class. Chief among the class members are a pair of longtime NHL players in Doug Weight and Bill Guerin. Joining them with their inductions were Carolina Hurricanes owner..." December 02
Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks made a rare visit to an uninspiring Eastern Conference outpost, and a Western Conference playoff game broke out. Something like that. As coach John Tortorella said a few days ago: “You just never know how it works.” Without much feel for or emotional investment in their..." December 02
Raleigh News & Observer "For the first time since the World Championship in May, Eric Staal and Alexander Edler will share a sheet of ice Sunday as the Carolina Hurricanes face the Vancouver Canucks at PNC Arena. But Staal, the Canes’ captain, said he isn’t interested in retribution. “Not for me. That’s not who I am..." December 01
Raleigh News & Observer "Defenseman Andrej Sekera was not at practice Saturday and Canes coach Kirk Muller said he is very doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks. Sekera has an undisclosed upper-body injury and did not play Friday in the Canes' 5-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils. His absence caused..." November 30
Newark Star-Ledger "There was never any malice in Cory Schneider’s mid-week comments that the Devils’ goaltending situation felt like the movie “Groundhog Day” because Martin Brodeur was given three consecutive starts. Schneider had been frustrated the past few seasons with the Vancouver Canucks when he struggled..." November 30
Sportsnet.ca "The number of former NHL players involved a class-action concussion lawsuit against the league is growing at a rapid rate. Within 48 hours of the suit being filed in a Washington federal court, the original group of 10 plaintiffs had inflated to more than 200, according to one of the lawyers..." November 28
Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina forward Patrick Dwyer and goalie Cam Ward didn't have time to think about what they were doing on the ice during the biggest moments of the game. Their instincts were good enough to carry the Hurricanes to victory. Dwyer scored a short-handed goal in the second period and Ward made a..." November 28
Raleigh News & Observer "Tuomo Ruutu wanted more ice time. Kirk Muller wanted more production. For now, player and coach are getting what they wanted. On Sunday, Ruutu was a winger on the Carolina Hurricanes’ top line with center Eric Staal and forward Nathan Gerbe against the Ottawa Senators. His second-period goal..." November 27
Sportsnet.ca "Starting next season, Rogers Communications will be the National Hockey League’s exclusive broadcast and multimedia partner in Canada. As part of the $5.2 billion, 12-year agreement, Rogers obtains the national rights on all platforms to every NHL game through the 2025-26 campaign—including all..." November 26
NHL.com "Carolina Hurricanes forward Kevin Westgarth has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki during NHL Game No. 354 in Raleigh on Sunday, Nov. 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident..." November 26
Pro Hockey Talk "Veteran NHL goalie Rick DiPietro has been released from his professional try out contract with the AHL Charlotte Checkers, the club announced on Tuesday. The news comes after DiPietro went 0-4-0 with a 5.18 GAA and .846 save percentage with the Checkers, Carolina’s minor-league affiliate. The..." November 26
Gleason has lower body injury Muller says and out a week
Associated Press "Ten former National Hockey League players are claiming in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to protect players from concussions. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Washington, seeks damages to be determined at trial. The players are also seeking court-approved..." November 25
TSN.ca "Kevin Westgarth of the Carolina Hurricanes will have a telephone hearing on Tuesday with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for his hit on Mark Borowiecki of the Ottawa Senators. The hit occurred in the first period of during Carolina's 4-1 victory over the Senators on Sunday. Westgarth..." November 25
Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes got another strong game from goalie Cam Ward and a three-goal second period in beating the Ottawa Senators 4-1 at PNC Arena, ending a four-game winless streak. After a strong first period from Ward, who had several high-quality saves and a spectacular stop on Colin..." November 25
CSN New England "The Bruins decided to wait until overtime to win it, but they finally got their just desserts for dominating the Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon. David Krejci snapped a six game scoreless streak by waiting out Cam Ward for the extra session game-winner in a 3-2 contest after a nice play by..." November 24
Raleigh News & Observer "Rookie forward Elias Lindholm hopped a 6 a.m. flight out of Charlotte on Friday to join the Carolina Hurricanes in Detroit. Lindholm made it in time for practice. The Swede, who was just recalled from the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, soon found himself on the Canes’ top power-play unit with..." November 23
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings got the victory they needed and got the scoring help they needed. Ending an odds-defying stretch that had seen the Wings roll out a seven-game winless streak while still collecting points on most nights, the Wings edged past the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, tonight at Joe..." November 22
Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner is tired of watching games from the press level or the dressing room. Being up top during games offers a different perspective, Skinner said Wednesday. Being in the room, watching on TV, gives him the opportunity to see replays. But Skinner wants to..." November 21
NHL.com "Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has activated forward Jeff Skinner from injured reserve. Skinner is eligible to play for the Hurricanes tonight at Detroit. The team also placed forward Alexander Semin..." November 21
Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner, who has missed the past 11 games with an upper-body injury, may be able to return to the lineup Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings, Canes coach Kirk Muller said Wednesday. Muller said a decision would be reached Thursday after the morning..." November 20
Semin will be out indefinitely. Hainsey has the flu. Day to day.
Muller confirmed Semin is out with a concussion. He will go through further testing to determine the severity. 65 out with flu today.
Boston Herald "The memory of what happened Friday night against the Senators was all too fresh for the Bruins. In that game, of course, the B’s played very well en route to a 2-0 lead in the first period — then wilted in a 4-2 loss. This time, when the B’s grabbed a quick 2-0 lead tonight against the..." November 19
Ward taken off injured reserve. Mike Murphy back to Checkers (AHL).
Cam Ward starts for Carolina. Semin out.
NHL.com "Carolina Hurricanes forward Alexander Semin left the game Friday against the St. Louis Blues after he was hit by defenseman Alex Pietrangelo in the second period. Semin played a few shifts afterward but did not return for the third period because of what the team called an upper-body..." November 17
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues coach Ken Hitchcock believes another shoe is out there, waiting. It wavered on Saturday night at Scottrade Center, but didn’t drop. Alexander Steen’s third-period goal sent the Blues toward a redeeming 4-2 victory in front of 17,936 patrons. Steen’s goal, with just under 14 minutes..." November 17
Radek Dvorak will be out of the lineup tonight. Mike Komisarek to dress.
Raleigh News & Observer "Manny Malhotra had the overtime winner against the Philadelphia Flyers and Radek Dvorak the only goal in a win against the New York Islanders. On Tuesday, center Jordan Staal and wingers Nathan Gerbe and Patrick Dwyer – the so-called “Small, Medium & Large” line – had a big hand in the Carolina..." November 14
NHL.com "Ken Holland has long been one of the leading proponents of extending overtime to decide more games before the shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings general manager said Tuesday he thinks the support for such an action is growing among his peers. Overtime was one of the popular subjects at the..." November 13
Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ron Hainsey was talking to the media in the locker room Tuesday when goaltender Justin Peters walked by, giving him a big slap on the backside. Talk about a fitting gesture. On a night when Peters was giving up too many rebounds and the Colorado Avalanche looking..." November 13
Raleigh News & Observer "As Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller sees it, the less said about the power play the better. He’d rather talk about goalie Cam Ward, who has not played since suffering a lower-body injury Oct. 24 but was back at practice Sunday. He’d rather talk about the improved play of his defensive..." November 11