Alexander Semin RUMORS & NEWS

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Peters decision made: Semin is back in lineup after 2 games as healthy scratch.

  • Canes’ Semin, Loktionov undergo surgery

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the Carolina Hurricanes’ campaign ended with their elimination in the regular season, forward Alexander Semin underwent wrist surgery. Since then he’s been rehabbing and should be okay for the start of training camp, general manager Ron Francis said, according to the Raleigh News &..." May 23

  • 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

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    Michael Smith @MSmithCanes

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

  • Alexander Semin added to Russia's Olympic team as injury replacement "The most questionable snub from Russia's Olympic roster will be headed to Sochi after all. Carolina Hurricanes forward Alexander Semin has been added to Team Russia for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Canes confirmed today. Semin will be replacing injured forward Sergei Soin on the roster..." January 21

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    Cardiac Cane @CardiacCane

    Alex Semin will return to the lineup for the #Canes tonight.

  • Hurricanes Activate Jeff Skinner from IR, Semin replaces him "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

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Semin will be out indefinitely. Hainsey has the flu. Day to day.

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    Chantel McCabe @CanesChantel

    Muller confirmed Semin is out with a concussion. He will go through further testing to determine the severity. 65 out with flu today.

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    Fluto Shinzawa @GlobeFluto

    Cam Ward starts for Carolina. Semin out.

  • Hurricanes forward Semin leaves game after hit "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

  • Alexander Semin returns to Canes practice

    Raleigh News & Observer "Alexander Semin was back at Canes practice Wednesday returning just two days before the season opener with Detroit. Not that Canes coach Kirk Muller was too worried about it. Semin is a veteran forward has been skating with assistant coach Rod Brind'Amour and was an easy fit back on the line..." October 02

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    Dmitry Chesnokov @dchesnokov

    #Canes Alex Semin told me he feels good, his head is OK, resting at home in Russia, really likes playing for the Hurricanes and Raleigh.

  • Alexander Semin has concussion, done for season

    Raleigh News & Observer "Canes forward Alexander Semin has a concussion and will miss the final two games of the season, Canes coach Kirk Muller said. Semin did not practice Wednesday and Muller said it was a "maintenance day." But Semin was not at the morning skate on Thursday and Muller said after the skate that..." April 25

  • Hurricanes give Semin five-year extension "The Carolina Hurricanes have signed Alexander Semin to a five-year contract extension, which the team announced is worth $7 million per season. The 29-year-old signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Hurricanes this past summer and has lived up to the contract. He has eight goals and 22..." March 25

  • Alexander Semin returns to Washington as Hurricanes visit Capitals

    Washington Post "Last summer, George McPhee decided it was time to part ways with Alexander Semin, the skilled winger he had drafted 10 years earlier. It wasn’t an easy call, the general manager admitted, but it became clear that the Washington Capitals’ journey with Semin had run its course. “Team chemistry..." February 26

  • Caps anticipate Semin's best

    CSN Washington "Troy Brouwer openly questioned Alexander Semin’s commitment to his craft Monday, suggesting that there were some nights last season where “you didn’t even know if he was going to come to the rink.” While Brouwer acknowledged that he didn’t always know what to expect from Semin during their one..." February 26

  • Troy Brouwer criticizes former Capitals teammate Alexander Semin

    Washington Post "Alexander Semin returns to Verizon Center on Tuesday night as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes to face the Capitals for the first time since he parted ways with the organization this summer as a free agent. Semin, 28, spent the first seven seasons of his NHL career in Washington. While his..." February 26

  • Troy Brouwer criticizes Alex Semin "On Tuesday night Alexander Semin will make his first visit back to Washington to play the Capitals as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. If Troy Brouwer's words are any indication, it won't be a happy homecoming. Semin was not re-signed by the Capitals in the offseason, allowing him to hit..." February 25

  • Semin's pass still has Hurricane heads shaking

    Raleigh News & Observer "A day after the fact, Alex Semin's pass to Jiri Tlusty still was the talk of the Canes' locker room. If you missed it, check it out below or on YouTube, ESPN or It's a beauty. Semin whipped a spinning between-the-legs pass from the right circle, the puck zipping through the skates of..." February 23

  • What has Alexander Semin done so far?

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes made their biggest free agent signing in quite awhile this off-season when they inked high-scoring winger Alexander Semin to a one-year contract worth $7 mil. Someone who is making that much money is expected to produce and have an immediate impact and Semin has done just..." February 07

  • The Curious Case of Alexander Semin

    Canes Country "He has been called a "coach killer", a "complete loser", and an "enigma". At times, his work ethic and character have been called out and questioned. But so far into this young abbreviated season, the Carolina Hurricanes don't have any issues with Alexander Semin, and he seems fine with them as..." February 06

  • What has Alexander Semin done so far?

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes made their biggest free agent signing in quite awhile this off-season when they inked high-scoring winger Alexander Semin to a one-year contract worth $7 mil. Someone who is making that much money is expected to produce and have an immediate impact and Semin has done just..." February 06

  • Alexander Semin gets 'fresh start' with Hurricanes

    Washington Times "This was the decade of Alexander Semin. He spent over 10 years as Washington Capitals property, from the draft in 2002 until Thursday's signing with the Carolina Hurricanes. Along the way, Semin became the longest tenured player on the team and the fifth-leading goal-scorer in franchise..." July 27

  • Alexander Semin signs with Carolina Hurricanes

    Washington Post "After seven seasons, Alexander Semin's time as a Washington Capital has officially come to a close. Semin agreed to a one-year, $7 million deal with the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, ending his run with the team that drafted him and wrapping up nearly a month of speculation as to where the..." July 27

  • Should the Senators pursue Alexander Semin?

    Silver Seven "As of right now, there are three forwards guaranteed to be in Ottawa's top six: Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek and Kyle Turris. Should Daniel Alfredsson choose to return, he will be a fourth. For the remaining two spots, the candidates are Jakob Silfverberg, Mika Zibanejad, Peter Regin, Colin..." July 05

  • Alexander Semin's agent says client wants to be a 'full-time player'

    Washington Times "The Washington Capitals have always wanted Alexander Semin to score. His $6.7 million salary this season was fit for a sniper who fills up the net. Semin, who scored 21 goals this season, the fewest since his rookie year, wants to be used in more than just a scoring role, according to agent..." May 16

  • Washington Capitals' offseason uncertainty begins with Dale Hunter, Alexander Semin

    Washington Post "As the Washington Capitals scatter across the globe in the coming days, a series of tough questions will confront the team's decision makers in the aftermath of another second-round playoff exit. The most pressing issue is the future of Coach Dale Hunter. If the former Capitals great has..." May 14

  • Dale Hunter on Alexander Semin's penalties: 'You have to be smart on the ice'

    Washington Post "While it's uncertain if Alexander Semin will play a game on the fourth line or if his demotion in Sunday's practice was simply a wakeup call for the winger, Coach Dale Hunter made it clear that he doesn't want the Capitals taking retaliatory penalties. Semin was whistled for two minor penalties..." April 30

  • Semin doesn't say much about game-winning goal, but Capitals teammates say he's 'playing great'

    Washington Post "On a power play late in the second period, Capitals winger Alexander Semin delayed his shot from the left faceoff circle long enough to make sure that big Zdeno Chara would be screening Bruins goalie Tim Thomas. While the timing was superb, it was the wrist shot that was impeccable, a laser to the..." April 20

  • Alexander Semin heating up just when the Capitals need him most

    Washington Times "Alexander Semin's prodigious talent makes him one of the Washington Capitals' most effective players. It also is why he can be one of their most maddening. The veteran winger can elicit praise and curses in the same breath. When he is engaged and playing well, the Capitals' fortunes often..." April 20

  • Alexander Semin goal gives Washington crucial victory vs. Southeast Division rival

    Washington Post "Kicking off a four-game trip critical to their playoff hopes, the Washington Capitals understood they could ill afford to lose Friday night's meeting with the Florida Panthers. So despite a disallowed goal, part of an opening 44 minutes in which they failed to score, the Capitals showed their..." February 18

  • Alex Ovechkin stands up for Alexander Semin against Sharks

    Washington Post "Just over seven minutes into the third period, San Jose winger Brad Winchester was looking to make an impact as his team — up 3-2 at the time — looked to put the visiting Capitals away. Within a matter of seconds, he laid out a hit on Alex Ovechkin then stepped up against Alexander Semin. The..." January 09

  • Ovechkin, Backstrom and Semin reunited on Capitals' top line in practice

    Washington Post "In an apparent effort to jumpstart Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin, Coach Dale Hunter reunited the struggling wingers on a line with center Nicklas Backstrom. Hunter, however, would not say whether they'll play together when the Capitals face Ottawa at Scotiabank Place on..." December 07

  • After sitting out, Alexander Semin needs to stand up

    Washington Post "Two weeks ago in New Jersey, Bruce Boudreau sent a stern warning to struggling winger Alexander Semin when he benched him for more than half the game. On Monday, the Capitals' coach delivered an ultimatum that reverberated throughout Washington's dressing room. Semin, for the first time in the..." November 23

  • How will Alexander Semin respond to sitting out?

    Washington Post "If the Capitals and Alexander Semin are stuck together for the foreseeable future, writes Tarik El-Bashir, the Russian winger needs to conform and stop taking selfish penalties. And if his actions — and comments — the night after he was benched are any indication, Semin may know that:..." November 23

  • Washington finds a spark, rallies for 4-3 win without Alexander Semin

    Washington Post "After their most lopsided loss of the year, the Washington Capitals needed a win any way they could get it. Thanks largely to two timely deflections, Washington erased a two-goal deficit against the Phoenix Coyotes and rallied for a victory that provided at least a temporary reprieve from the..." November 22

  • Alexander Semin benched in Capitals' win over Devils

    Washington Times "Alexander Semin's equipment bag sat outside the visiting locker room at Prudential Center by itself. It was the first one on the cart to head out to the bus. It was only fitting. Semin had no use for his equipment for the last 24 minutes Friday night, benched for poor play as coach Bruce..." November 12

  • Matt Bradley apologizes for comments about Alexander Semin

    Washington Post "Matt Bradley said Monday that he had "no business" making critical comments about former Capitals teammate Alexander Semin's playoff performance and work ethic. "I wish I could take it back," Bradley, now a Florida Panther, told the Sun Sentinel. "I apologize for saying it. He's a great player...." October 18

  • Alexander Semin is starting to speak up

    Washington Post "In his first six NHL seasons, Alexander Semin dodged interviews in English as deftly as he sidestepped defenders. It left his fans wondering what he was thinking. It annoyed teammates who were asked to speak for him, whether it followed one of his electrifying hat-trick performances or a..." September 29

  • George McPhee defends Alexander Semin: 'This kid's been productive'

    Washington Post "Former Capital Matt Bradley was wrong to criticize Alexander Semin's playoff performance and attitude, General Manager George McPhee said Monday on NHL Live. Bradley, now a member of the Florida Panthers, told Ottawa's TEAM 1200 last month that Semin "just doesn't care," and called out the..." September 20

  • Alexander Semin: 'Different people have different opinions'

    Washington Post "In recent days, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has repeatedly defended winger Alexander Semin against any and all critics, including two of his former teammates. But this time Semin himself responded to the comments leveled at him by former Capitals Matt Bradley and David Steckel. Semin spoke with..." September 19

  • Former Caps F David Steckel weighs in on Alex Semin, Sidney Crosby

    Washington Examiner "Caught up with former Caps forwards David Steckel at Kettler Iceplex this morning after he got in a skate with a few former teammates at Kettler Iceplex. Steckel, whose wife, DiDi, had a baby girl in May, was back in town for a after his trade last February to New Jersey. First question? Had to..." September 01

  • Matt Bradley is spot on with critical comments about Capitals, Semin

    Washington Post "For the better part of three months, various members of the Washington Capitals have tiptoed around the issues afflicting the team. They'd mention leadership, commitment and discipline, but nothing specific enough to explain yet another postseason collapse. On Wednesday, though, former Capital..." August 18

  • Statistical analysis: Should Semin be on the NHL's endangered species list?

    Washington Post "Here's a prediction for how Alexander Semin, the Washington Capitals' enigmatic winger, will produce this upcoming season: He will score 26 goals — making it the sixth consecutive season in which he finishes above 25 in that category — but only eight will come on the power play. He'll get 31..." August 16

  • Statistical analysis: The importance of Alexander Semin

    Washington Post "One glance at how the Washington Capitals' roster has changed these past few days is enough for some to suggest that trading Alexander Semin is the smart next move. The argument is that trading the Russian winger would create the much-needed cap space to sign the Capitals' best shutdown blueliner,..." July 08

  • Would the Caps really trade Mike Green or Alex Semin?

    Washington Examiner "Okay, since this seems to be the topic of conversation early this offseason I'll weigh in: What do the Caps do about defenseman Mike Green and right wing Alex Semin? Both players enter 2011-12 in the final year of their contracts. Both have underwhelmed at times in the postseason. A segment of the..." May 16

  • Alexander Semin may be a key to the Washington Capitals' playoff hopes

    Washington Post "Alexander Semin's sublime skill has never been in doubt. His commitment to using it on every shift, though, has been the subject of much consternation during his tenure as a Washington Capital. But if the mercurial winger's effort in Game 1 against the New York Rangers is an indication of what's..." April 15

  • Caps take Game One on OT winner by Semin

    Washington Examiner "The Capitals had seen this movie before. It was a horror flick. Washington had more shots, more hits, more blocks and more quality scoring chances than the New York Rangers in Game 1 of a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Wednesday night. But the Caps still found themselves trailing..." April 14

  • Alexander Semin scores in OT to lift Washington into first place

    Washington Post "It took 48 extra seconds, but the Washington Capitals managed to capture two points against the Florida Panthers on Sunday evening and push themselves forward in the standings to take sole possession of first place in the Southeast Division for the first time since Dec. 29. After allowing the..." March 07