Joni Pitkanen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Joni Pitkanen’s comeback ends after three games

    Yahoo! Sports "Joni Pitkanen’s long road back to playing professional hockey ended on Thursday after three games with Oulun Karpat, his hometown club in Finland where he played before coming to the NHL in 2003. The 32-year-old defenseman suffered a serious foot injury in April 2013 during a game with the..." February 25

  • Canes' Pitkanen to miss season with heel injury

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes will be without defenseman Joni Pitkanen for the 2013-2014 season general manager Jim Rutherford said Wednesday. Pitkanen suffered a broken heel bone in early April and underwent surgery. It was believed the veteran from Finland would recover in time for preseason..." September 12

  • Joni Pitkanen to Miss 2013-14 Season "Jim Rutherford President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes today announced that defenseman Joni Pitkanen will miss the entire 2013-14 season. Pitkanen 29 suffered a broken left calcaneus (heel) bone on April 2 against Washington and missed the Hurricanes’..." September 11

  • Pitkanen still not recovered from heel injury

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Canes likely will be without defenseman Joni Pitkanen when the upcoming season begins. General manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday that Pitkanen who suffered a broken heel bone in April needs more recovery time and will not be ready when preseason training camp begins Sept. 11. Pitkanen..." September 04

  • Hurricanes' Joni Pitkanen breaks heal bone, ending his season

    TSN "Caroline Hurricanes defenceman Joni Pitkanen is out for the rest of the season after breaking his left heel trying to beat an icing call Tuesday night. The Hurricanes, who are five points out of a playoff spot, say he will be out 10 to 12 weeks. Pitkanen was hurt when he raced down the ice..." April 03

  • Hurricanes' Joni Pitkanen breaks heal bone, ending his season

    Raleigh News & Observer "Joni Pitkanen's broken left heel bone, an injury suffered Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals, has ended the Canes defenseman's season. General manager Jim Rutherford said Wednesday that Pitkanen has a broken calcaneus bone and would sidelined 10 to 12 weeks. Pitkanen was injured..." April 03

  • Hurricanes' Pitkanen leaves game on stretcher "Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen left the ice on a stretcher with 1:57 remaining in the second period of Tuesday's game against the Washington Capitals. Pitkanen was racing to make a touch for icing alongside Washington forward Troy Brouwer. Pitkanen went hard into the boards..." April 02

  • Canes’ Pitkanen healthy and playing well

    Raleigh News & Observer "It’s still early in the season, but Joni Pitkanen of the Carolina Hurricanes may be playing some of the best hockey of his career. He’s healthy again. He’s again among the league leaders in ice time. He’s being used on the Canes’ top power-play unit. His body language is positive. “I think..." February 09

  • Canes' Pitkanen may be out till March

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes were hoping to have Joni Pitkanen back in the lineup soon after the NHL All-Star break. That's not going to happen, general manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday. Rutherford said Pitkanen, the Canes' most skilled defenseman, might not return until early March. Pitkanen..." January 25

  • Can Canes afford Pitkanen?

    Raleigh News & Observer "You take the good with the bad with Joni Pitkanen. His talent tantalizes, which is why he was drafted fourth overall and has been traded for significant returns twice since. His inconsistency also frustrates, which is why he has been traded twice since. Given the Carolina Hurricanes' financial..." October 13

  • Pitkanen hopes to stay

    Raleigh News & Observer "Joni Pitkanen is the Carolina Hurricanes' highest-paid defenseman. He can skate like the wind, he's strong, he plays big minutes, and he can produce points. In other words, there's much to like about the Finn's game. And yet, Pitkanen at times can be a hockey enigma. He will pass up a good..." February 08

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