Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Canes' Eric Staal, Cam Ward not immune from trading block

    Raleigh News & Observer "It’s hard to imagine the Carolina Hurricanes without Eric Staal or Cam Ward. They starred on the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup team. They’ve become fixtures with the franchise. Staal has been the team captain since January 2010. But the Hurricanes now have missed the Stanley Cup playoffs five..." April 16

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Hurricanes' Semin to have wrist surgery "Alexander Semin soon will have surgery on his wrist, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford told the Raleigh News and Observer on Monday. Semin played three of the Hurricanes' seven games in April and sat out the final two. In his second season with the team he had 22 goals and..." April 14

  • Hurricanes get 6-5 shootout win over Flyers to end the season

    Raleigh News & Observer "That the Carolina Hurricanes won Sunday in their last game of the season wasn't that meaningful. The Hurricanes aren't going to the playoffs and nothing can ease that disappointment. Jeff Skinner and Eric Staal each scored a pair of goals for the Hurricanes, and Staal's shootout goal beat..." April 14

  • Boychuk sent back to Checkers

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Canes on Saturday reassigned forward Zach Boychuk to the Charlotte Checkers (AHL). Boychuk was called up Friday from the Checkers and played in the Canes’ 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. He had 15:24 of ice time in the road win. " April 12

  • BC’s Brown signs with Canes

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Canes have agreed to terms with center Patrick Brown on a two-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Brown $575,000 in the NHL in 2014-15 and $600,000 in the NHL in 2015-16, or $60,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL) both years. He also receives a signing bonus of..." April 12

  • Canes snap decades-long skid in Detroit

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Detroit Red Wings couldn’t keep every long streak going. After clinching a 23rd straight postseason appearance earlier in the week, the Red Wings lost a regular-season home game to the Carolina franchise for the first time since 1989, falling 2-1 to the Hurricanes on Friday night. “You..." April 12

  • Capitals win their third straight, beating Carolina, 5-2

    Washington Post "The lights were on, seats were filled and bona fide NHL players were skating around the ice at PNC Arena. But there were no intentionally blocked shots, no fights and only a few players who showed genuine interest in a regular season game that felt like one in name only. The Washington Capitals..." April 11

  • Out of playoffs again, Canes seek answers

    Raleigh News & Observer "A day after having their final playoff chances end, the Carolina Hurricanes were back at work at PNC Arena on Wednesday. They also were trying to come up with some answers. The 4-1 road loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday mathematically eliminated the Hurricanes (34-34-11), who face the..." April 10

  • Brad Richards’ two power-play goals propel Rangers past Hurricanes

    New York Post "This might be one ripped from the pages of the textbook on how to prepare a team for the playoffs — a touch of adversity, and tons of good feeling. That’s how the Rangers dealt with the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at the Garden, putting them to sleep with four unanswered goals en route to a 4-1..." April 09

  • Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller may be dismissed after season

    Fansided "When you’re the head coach of an NHL team that has made the playoffs only once in the last eight seasons, you have to be looking over your shoulder – mostly for pink slips. That’s where Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller finds himself at the end of yet another unsuccessful..." April 06

  • Devils get 3-1 win over Hurricanes to keep playoff hopes alive

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils are still at the mercy of those teams ahead of them in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but you’ve got to believe that the Columbus Blue Jackets are starting to hear some footsteps. Considered dead by many only three days ago when they trailed the eighth-place Blue Jackets by..." April 06

  • Canes improve special teams, but it is too late?

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes spent much of the season trying to fix a broken power play. It took a mandate from Canes coach Kirk Muller and a personal challenge before the penalty killing improved. That both special teams have become more effective of late has made the Canes a tougher team to..." April 05

  • Canes Recall Ryan Murphy from Charlotte "Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Ryan Murphy from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Murphy, 20, has totaled 12 points (2g, 10a) in 46 NHL games with..." April 04

  • Hurricanes score three quick goals in second period to slap away Stars

    Dallas Morning News "First period: The Stars had the better chances in a fast period, as Dallas finished with a 13-8 edge in shots on goal and a 21-16 edge in shot attempts. Carolina goalie Anton Khudobin made several big saves, including stopping Dustin Jeffrey in transition, Vern Fiddler on a breakaway, and Jamie..." April 04

  • Hurricanes dominate Penguins 4-1

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading to the playoffs for an eighth straight year. Barring an epic collapse, a Metropolitan Division title is all but clinched. What happens after that, however, is anybody's guess. Dominant in the beginning but dismal at the end, the Penguins let a chance to..." April 02

  • Sens beats Canes for 3rd straight win

    Ottawa Sun "Alive, but barely. This is no April Fool’s joke, the Senators moved to within four points of the final wild card spot in the East with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Monday night. Winger Ales Hemsky scored the winner in the skills competion as the Senators won three..." April 01

  • Blue Jackets 3, Hurricanes 2 (OT): Bearing arms

    Columbus Dispatch "Artem Anisimov’s arms are so long that he could drive a car from the back seat. Last night, they played a huge role in a huge road win for the Blue Jackets, 3-2 in overtime over the Carolina Hurricanes before 16,714 at PNC Arena. Anisimov, who tied the score at 2 in the third period with his..." March 30

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Hurricanes 3, Panthers 0

    Canes Country "Jiri Tlusty scores twice and Anton Khudobin earns first shutout as a Hurricane The Carolina Hurricanes had a much better beginning to this game as they took a 1-0 lead in the first period and went on to defeat the Florida Panthers, 3-0 on Thursday night in Sunrise. Anton Khudobin made 35..." March 28

  • Canes' Loktionov makes smooth transition

    Raleigh News & Observer "Walking into a new locker room and joining a new team is never easy, but Andrei Loktionov appears to have had a smooth transition with the Carolina Hurricanes. Obtained in the trade this month with New Jersey that sent Tuomo Ruutu to the Devils, Loktionov has quietly gone about his business,..." March 27

  • Hurricanes sign 2012 pick Di Giuseppe to contract "The Carolina Hurricanes signed 2012 second-round pick Phil Di Giuseppe to a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced Wednesday. Di Giuseppe, a 20-year-old forward who was the 38th pick in 2012, will forego his senior season at the University of Michigan. He had 11 goals and 26 points..." March 26

  • Islanders 5, Hurricanes 4: Four-goal lead bent, but not blown

    Lighthouse Hockey "Colin McDonald and Matt Martin scored two goals each, the Isles 3-0 before the Canes had a shot on goal (and 4-0 before the 11th minute), and it was 4-3 at 2:42 of the second period. That kind of insanity is a fair reflection of a sloppily played game between two teams going nowhere. The New..." March 26

  • Canes' Rutherford expected to give up GM duties at end of the season

    Raleigh News & Observer "Jim Rutherford, who serves as president and general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, is expected to give up his general manager duties at the end of the season. Rurherford, contacted Monday, said he did not want to comment on his situation with the team or any potential changes until the..." March 24

  • Canes Sign Justin Faulk to Six-Year Extension "Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year contract extension. The $29-million dollar deal will pay Faulk $2.5 million in 2014-15, $3.5 million in 2015-16, $5.5..." March 24

  • Hurricanes score 3 times in 2nd to top Jets 3-2

    Raleigh News & Observer "Cam Ward grinned as he described how he felt like a kid making some key saves in the Carolina Hurricanes' 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night. Ward stole a pair of goals from Winnipeg's Bryan Little in the first period, beginning with a pad save during a Jets' two-man advantage..." March 23

  • Blackhawks defense comes to fore in 3-2 victory over Hurricanes

    Chicago Tribune "With the Blackhawks clinging to a one-goal lead midway through the third period, Corey Crawford was ready to stop anything that came his way. But the goaltender didn't have to as his Hawks teammates threw themselves in front of everything the Hurricanes sent toward the net to lock down a 3-2..." March 22

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    Roy: Paul Stastny will play. John Mitchell (back) is day-to-day & won't play tonight.

  • Robertson signs entry-level contract

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday announced they had agreed to terms with defenseman Dennis Robertson on a two-year, entry-level contract. In the first year, the deal will pay Robertson $550,000 at the NHL level, or $60,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level. In the second year, he..." March 20

  • Khudobin makes 46 saves as Canes finally win at Columbus, 3-1

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes were outshot and out-chanced against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but came up with a huge 46 save performance by Anton Khudobin as they defeated the Jackets, 3-1 on Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena. Newcomer Andrei Loktionov had a goal and an assist to lead the scoring..." March 19

  • Oilers edge Carolina 2-1

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers power play made a rare and brief appearance Sunday, showing up just long enough to win a hockey game. An element of their game that has been a miserable mess for weeks, the Oilers power play snapped a 2-for-39 drought (5.2%) when Justin Schultz scored nine minutes into the..." March 17

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Dvorak out with upper-body injury.

  • Bruins blow away Hurricanes

    CSN New England "It wasn’t the best brand of hockey the Boston Bruins are capable of playing, but the beat goes on for the Black and Gold. The Bruins started strong and finished strong, however, and Jarome Iginla potted a pair of goals to help lead Boston to a 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at TD Garden...." March 16

  • Tlusty, Semin help Hurricanes push past Sabres for 4-2 win

    Raleigh News & Observer "It would have been easy for the Carolina Hurricanes to have gotten frustrated Thursday at PNC Arena. For more than 50 minutes, they kept firing shots at Buffalo Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth. For more than 50 minutes, only Jeff Skinner got a shot past him. But the Canes kept pushing, kept..." March 14

  • With Cam Ward in net, Canes beat Rangers 3-1

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes played hard. Goaltender Cam Ward, given the start by Canes coach Kirk Muller, played well. For the Canes, some hard play and good goaltending hasn’t always been enough to beat the New York Rangers. Not in recent seasons. But the Canes won 3-1 Tuesday, getting 24 saves..." March 12

  • Newest Ranger St. Louis gets big assist in win over Hurricanes

    New York Post "Marty St. Louis has provided glimpses of who he is and what he can be through two games with the Rangers, in which he and his teammates have attempted to learn one another on the fly. Friday night against the Hurricanes, it wasn’t so much what anyone learned about St. Louis, but what the..." March 08

    NHL Trade Deadline 2014 - Live Stream

    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. It's already been busy and I expect nothing less on Wednesday. March 06

  • Hurricanes 3, Sharks 2 - OT

    Canes Country "Elias Lindholm scored a goal and set up the game-winning goal as the Carolina Hurricanes won the final game of their road trip, 3-2 over the San Jose Sharks in overtime late Tuesday night. This was definitely the best overall effort since the Olympic break for the Canes. The Sharks have one of..." March 05

  • ‘Canes extend goalie Khudobin for two more years

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with Anton Khudobin on a two-year contract worth $2 million next season and $2.5 million the one after that. “We are pleased to be able to keep Anton with the Hurricanes,” general manager Jim Rutherford said in a release. “He has played well this..." March 04

  • Ducks sail through Canes

    L.A. Daily News "Each time he flashed his glove or kicked out his legs Sunday night, Frederik Andersen showed the Ducks that he belonged in the NHL. Every time he turned away the Carolina Hurricanes, he furthered his case for sticking with the Ducks instead of returning to the minor leagues. Andersen made a..." March 03

  • Kings grind out victory over Hurricanes

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings talked about shifting into desperation mode after the 19-day Olympic break ended last week. Then they went out and practiced what they preached with victories Wednesday over Colorado and Thursday over Calgary. Their latest victory, a grinding 3-1 decision Saturday afternoon over the..." March 02

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Tough decisions ahead for Hurricanes. Teams saying Carolina is open to trading any one of its 3 goaltenders, including Cam Ward.

  • Canes approaching point of no return

    Raleigh News & Observer "Canes coach Kirk Muller talked about his team hitting the restart button after the Olympic break. They're still trying to find that button. The Canes now are 0-2 after the break, following up a last-minute loss to Buffalo with the 4-1 beating by the Dallas Stars on Thursday. There was no..." February 28

  • Olympic insurance will kick in after 10 NHL games missed

    New York Post "Turns out the NHL wasn’t allowing its players to participate in the Olympics without at least the smallest bit of protection. According to multiple sources, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) had taken out insurance for the possibility..." February 28

  • Shorthanded Goals Power Stars Past Hurricanes 4-1

    Defending Big D "It was hard to know what kind of a game we were going to see coming out of a nearly three-week Olympic layoff for the Dallas Stars as the Carolina Hurricanes came a'calling. Anything was possible. Like two shorthanded goals? On a night when the notoriously stingy Hurricanes handed the Stars..." February 28

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    Michael Smith @MSmithCanes

    Official word: Alexander Semin has a lower-body injury. He will not return.

  • Ehrhoff finds some offense in Sabres 3-2 victory over Hurricanes

    Buffalo News "Christian Ehrhoff wasn’t looking to add offense to his game, but when your team is struggling to score, you don’t pass up opportunities, and he scored on two of them. Taking advantage of some holes in Carolina’s forechecking, Ehrhoff skated the puck into the Hurricanes zone, held it and found..." February 26

  • Canada’s gold bittersweet for Staal

    Raleigh News & Observer "Eric Staal was up early Sunday and watching. He had to watch, even if it did hurt a bit. Canada was playing for another gold medal. With a 3-0 victory over Sweden in Sochi, the Canadians successfully defended the gold they won in Vancouver in 2010. Staal was a member of Team Canada four..." February 23