Carolina Hurricanes Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Cam Ward, G4/11/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played well in the final game this season, stopped 27-of-28 shots.
Insight: But as usual, Ward did not get the win because the offense in front of him is awful. Ward didn't have a great season statistically, but on a better team, he could have won more games. He finished 22-24-5.
Cam Ward, G4/9/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward picked up a win Thursday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: He made 26 saves on 27 shots, and is now 22-23-5 on the season.
Nathan Gerbe, LW4/7/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes left wing Nathan Gerbe scored a goal during Tuesday's loss to the Red Wings.
Insight: Gerbe also had three shots on goal and a plus-two rating on the night. H enow has 10 goals and 27 points through 76 games. He can be left on the wire.
Eric Staal, C4/6/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored his 23rd goal of the season versus the Sabres on Monday.
Insight: Staal scored with just over five minutes remaining in regulation to bring Carolina within a goal of Buffalo after the Sabres led at one point, 4-0. The Hurricanes, though, could not get the game-tying goal. Staal also had an assist and has 23 goals and 30 assists in 74 games this season.
Jordan Staal, C4/4/2015 3:42:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Jordan Staal recorded two points during Saturday's shootout victory over the Flyers.
Insight: Staal is not much of an option this season, with just five goals and 22 points through 42 games.
Chris Terry, LW4/2/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes left winger Chris Terry scored the only goal for Carolina on Thursday against Florida as the Panthers won, 6-1.
Insight: Terry also led the team with five shots on goal, but he didn't exactly have a great game. He was minus-three as well. Terry has 10 goals and eight assists this season.
Eric Staal, C3/31/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored a goal during Tuesday's loss against the Capitals.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and now has 22 goals and 50 points through 71 games. Nathan Gerbe also tallied for Carolina.
Nathan Gerbe, LW3/29/2015 9:00:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes left wing Nathan Gerbe scored the team's lone goal during Sunday's overtime loss to the Bruins.
Insight: He also had seven shots on goal. Gerbe should be left on the wire, with just eight goals and 25 points through 71 games this season.
Eric Staal, C3/28/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal had a goal in the, 3-1, victory over the Devils on Saturday.
Insight: Staal scored nine seconds into the second period to break the, 1-1, tie. Staal has 21 goals and 27 assists in 69 games this season.
Cam Ward, G3/28/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed just one goal in the, 3-1, victory over the Devils on Saturday.
Insight: Ward made 21 saves in the victory. He still isn't really fantasy relevant as he is just 20-21-5 this season.
Eric Staal, C3/26/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal recorded three points during Thursday's win over the Penguins.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, along with five shots and a plus-one rating on the night. Staal now has 20 goals and 47 points through 68 games this season. Jay McClement, Ryan Murphy, and Alexander Semin also tallied for Carolina.
Anton Khudobin, G3/23/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin allowed two goals and lost to the Blackhawks, 3-1, on Monday.
Insight: The last Chicago goal came with an empty net. Khudobin shouldn't be on many fantasy hockey teams as he is 8-15-5 this season and came into Monday with a 2.64 GAA and .903 save percentage in 31 games this season.
Elias Lindholm, C3/21/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Elias Lindholm scored a goal saturday against the Rangers.
Insight: Lindholm also had two shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. He has had a solid season, with 16 goals and 35 points through 70 games this season.
Anton Khudobin, G3/19/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin had a horrible game versus the Canadiens on Thursday.
Insight: Khudobin allowed four goals on 22 shots, which gave him a .818 save percentage for the game. Carolina actually outshot Montreal, 31-22, but lost, 4-0. Khudobin is 8-14-4 this season.
Anton Khudobin, G3/17/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin allowed two goals during Tuesday's overtime loss to the Senators.
Insight: He made 31 saves on 33 shots on goal. Khubodin is now 8-14-3 on the season. Elias Lindholm scored Carolina's lone goal.
Justin Faulk, D3/15/2015 8:22:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal during Sunday's victory against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal. Faulk now has 14 goals and 45 points through 68 games this season.
Cam Ward, G3/14/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed just one goal on Saturday and still lost, 2-0, to the Panthers.
Insight: The final goal was an empty-netter, so it wasn't charged to Ward. He made 20 saves in the loss.
Victor Rask, C3/12/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Victor Rask recorded three points during Thursday's loss to the Stars.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, along with three shots and a plus-three rating on the night. Rask now has 10 goals and 26 points through 64 games this season.
Justin Faulk, D3/10/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored and had two assists in the team's, 4-3, shootout loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Faulk isn't really fantasy relevant with 13 goals, 31 assists and a minus-15 rating, but he had a nice night. Both of Faulk's assists came on the power play.
Jeff Skinner, LW3/8/2015 6:37:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner scored a pair of power-play goals versus the Oilers on Sunday.
Insight: Skinner, along with Alexander Semin and Andrej Nestrasil, led the team with four shots on net. Skinner has 18 goals and 11 assists in 59 games this season.
Elias Lindholm, C3/8/2015 6:33:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Elias Lindholm had three goals and two assists in the, 7-4, victory over the Oilers on Sunday.
Insight: Lindholm scored his goals on even strength and assisted two of Carolina's three power-play goals. He was plus-three in the game. Lindholm has 14 goals and 18 assists with a minus-16 rating in 63 games this season.
Riley Nash, C3/6/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Riley Nash scored in Friday's loss to the Wild.
Insight: That's not a misprint. Fantasy owners are probably hoping we meant Rick Nash, but the Rangers didn't play on Friday. Riley Nash has eight goals and 15 assists this season.
Justin Faulk, D2/28/2015 7:52:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored on the power play versus the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: Faulk picked up the power-play goal and four shots on net, but he was minus-two in the game. He has 12 goals and 28 assists with a minus-16 rating in 61 games this season.
Jay McClement, C2/28/2015 7:48:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Jay McClement scored a pair of goals in the victory over the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: McClement scored in the first and second period. Carolina notched four second-period goals as they beat New York, 5-3. McClement has six goals and 12 assists in 61 games this season.
Jeff Skinner, LW2/27/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner scored a goal on Friday night.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating. Skinner has disappointed this season, with just 16 goals, 25 points, and a minus-15 rating through 55 games.
Anton Khudobin, G2/27/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin posted a shutout Friday against the Capitals.
Insight: He stopped all 28 shots on goal and frustrated Washington all night. Khudobin is still not a relevant option, with a 7-11-3 record.
Jiri Tlusty, C2/25/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Carolina has traded Jiri Tlusty to the Winnipeg Jets for a third-round pick in 2016 and a conditional sixth-round selection in 2015 according to NHL.com.
Insight: Tlusty has 13 goals and 10 points in 52 games this season. He will help fill in for Mathieu Perreault, who is out with a lower-body injury until April.
Justin Faulk, D2/24/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk recorded two points during Tuesday's victory against the Flyers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Faulk now has 11 goals and 38 points through 59 games. Jay McClement, Jeff Skinner, and Jordan Staal also tallied for the Hurricanes.
Anton Khudobin, G2/21/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin suffered a lost Saturday against the Devils.
Insight: He was not very sharp, allowing three goals on just 19 shots. Khudobin is not much of a fantasy option, with a 6-11-3 record. Jeff Skinner scored the lone goal for Carolina.
Cam Ward, G2/20/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed just one goal to pick up his 15th victory of the season.
Insight: Carolina beat Toronto, 2-1. Ward made 23 saves and is now 15-19-4 this season.
Eric Staal, C2/20/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored a goal and an assist in Friday's, 2-1, victory over the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Staal scored on the power play and then assisted his brother, Eric, on his goal in the first period. Eric Staal has 18 goals and 17 assists in 52 games this season.
Jiri Tlusty, C2/17/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored Carolina's only goal as they lost, 4-1, against the Islanders on Tuesday.
Insight: Tlusty prevented the shutout as his score made the game, 3-1, with about nine minutes left in the game. He has 13 goals and eight assists in 49 games this season.
Nathan Gerbe, LW2/16/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes left wing Nathan Gerbe recorded two points during Monday's win over the Senators.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-two rating. Gerbe now has six goals and 20 points through 51 games. He is not a relevant fantasy option.
Jeff Skinner, LW2/14/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner had a goal versus the Wild on Valentine's Day.
Insight: Skinner scored in the second period on passes from Jordan Staal and Michal Jordan. He has 12 goals and nine assists in 49 games this season.
Jeff Skinner, LW2/12/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner scored the team's lone goal during Thursday's loss to the Ducks.
Insight: Skinner also had seven shots on goal, but a minus-two rating as well. He now has 11 goals and 20 points through 48 games. It has been a disappointing season for him.
Elias Lindholm, C2/8/2015 9:06:00 AM
Description: Hurricanes center Elias Lindholm registered two points during Saturday's win over the Sharks.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-one rating. Lindholm is worth keeping an eye on, with 10 goals and 23 points overall.
Brad Malone, C1/31/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Brad Malone scored the team's lone goal suring Saturday's loss against the Rangers.
Insight: Malone can be kept on the waiver wire, as he has just four goals and seven points through 38 games.
Cam Ward, G1/30/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played extremely well on Friday versus the Blues.
Insight: After starter Anton Khudobin allowed two goals on the first five shots of the game, Ward replaced Khudobin and stopped the bleeding. He actually did more than that as Ward did not allow another score, making 29 shots. Unfortunately, he didn't get the victory over Carolina lost in the shootout.
Anton Khudobin, G1/27/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin picked up a victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
Insight: Khudobin made 28 saves and allowed just two goals as Carolina won, 4-2. Khudobin is just 6-8-2 this season but his other numbers, 2.32 GAA and .916 save percentage are better than Cam Ward's totals. Therfore, if owners have to own a Hurricanes' netminder, it should be Khudobin.
Jordan Staal, C1/27/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Jordan Staal had two assists in the victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
Insight: Staal assisted his brother's goal 22 seconds into the game and then Justin Faulk's power-play goal in the second period. Staal has been disappointing as he missed a lot of time this season with injuries, but he has a goal and seven assists in 11 games.
Anton Khudobin, G1/27/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin will start on Tuesday.
Insight: Khudobin went into the break having allowed two or fewer goals in each of this last six starts. He has a 2.32 GAA and .916 save percentage in 16 games this season. If owners need goalie help, Khudobin could provide some.
Anton Khudobin, G1/19/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin made 34 saves in the, 4-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Insight: Khudobin allowed just one goal as he posted a .971 save percentage. He is now 5-8-2 this season.
Eric Staal, C1/19/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored two goals on Monday versus the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Staal registered an even-strength goal in the second period and then added an empty-netter towards the end of the third period. Staal has 15 goals and 13 assists in 41 games this season although he is hurting fantasy owners with a minus-eight rating.
Justin Faulk, D1/17/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk recorded two points during Saturday's victory against the Senators.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with six shots and a plus-three rating. Faulk now has a solid eight goals and 26 points, but is also minus-15 through 45 games.
Cam Ward, G1/16/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward had an awful night versus the Canucks.
Insight: Ward allowed three goals on 13 shots, which is a .769 save percentage. Carolina replaced Ward with backup goalie Anton Khudobin in the third period. Ward is 11-17-3 this season.
Jordan Staal, C1/13/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Jordan Staal scored his first goal of the season on Tuesday night.
Insight: It was just his seventh game, and he also had five shots and a plus-one rating. Staal should be owned everywhere.
Jeff Skinner, LW1/10/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner scored a goal and an assist on Saturday versus the Blues.
Insight: Skinner assisted the first goal of the game and then after St. Louis tied it, Skinner scored a minute later to give Carolina the lead again. Unforunately for Skinner, the Hurricanes blew a 3-1 lead and lost, 5-4, in a shootout.
Jiri Tlusty, C1/8/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty recorded two points during Thursday's win over the Sabres.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a plus-one rating. Tlusty now has 11 goals and 17 points, but also a minus-12 rating through 34 games.
Eric Staal, C1/6/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored a power-play goal against the Predators on Tuesday.
Insight: Carolina scored on the man advantage twice, but it wasn't enough as Nashville won, 3-2. Staal has 11 goals and 13 assists in 35 games this season.
Anton Khudobin, G1/4/2015 4:03:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin got the start on Saturday, and won in a shootout.
Insight: He defeated the Bruins by stopping 19-of-20 shots in regulation and overtime, and did not allow anything past him in the shootout. It was just Khudobin's second victory of the season, as he is now 2-8-2.
Patrick Dwyer, RW1/4/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes right wing Patrick Dwyer scored a goal during Saturday's shootout victory against the Bruins.
Insight: It was just his third goal of the season, and Dwyer now has five points through 33 games. Clearly, he is not a relevant option.
Cam Ward, G1/2/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward only allowed a goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Flyers on Friday.
Insight: Ward made 23 saves in the victory. He is 10-15-2 this season.
Eric Staal, C1/2/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal on Friday against the Flyers.
Insight: Staal scored inside of a minute into the second period to extend the Hurricanes lead to, 2-0. Staal has 10 goals and 12 assists in 33 games this season.
Eric Staal, C1/1/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored the team's lone goal during Wednesday's loss to the Penguins.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal and a plus-one rating. Staal now has nine goals and 21 points, but also a minus-nine rating through 32 games.
Cam Ward, G12/29/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward only allowed two goals on Monday, but it wasn't that impressive of a performance.
Insight: That's because he only faced 18 shots, so the save percentage was below .900. Ward also lost as Carey Price was at his best again. Ward is 9-14-2 this season.
Cam Ward, G12/27/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played well Saturday, but it wasn't enough against the Lightning.
Insight: Ward made 36 saves, allowing two goals as Carolina lost, 2-1. Ward has allowed just five goals in his last three starts but is just 1-1-1 over that span.
Anton Khudobin, G12/23/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin allowed just one goal and picked up a shootout victory over the Devils on Tuesday.
Insight: Khudobin stopped 18-of-19 shots in regulation and overtime then didn't allow a score in the shootout. The victory is Khudobin's first in 11 games this season.
Cam Ward, G12/20/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward took the shootout loss Saturday against the Rangers.
Insight: He made 32 saves on 34 shots, and allowed only one goal in the shootout, but that was enough to take the loss. Ward is now 9-13-1 on the season.
Jeff Skinner, LW12/20/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner scored a goal during Saturday's shootout loss to the Rangers.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating. Skinner has picked it up of late, and now has eight goals and 16 points through 28 games.
Justin Faulk, D12/18/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's, 4-1, victory against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Faulk scored a fair among for a defeseman on a bad team, but he has a horrible plus/minus. Faulk has six goals, 13 assists and a minus-12 rating in 31 games this season.
Cam Ward, G12/18/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward made 25 saves in the, 4-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Thursday.
Insight: Ward stopped 25-of-26 shots against Toronto for his ninth victory of the season. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for Ward.
Cam Ward, G12/16/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals during Tuesday's loss to the Canadiens.
Insight: He faced 29 shots on goal and dropped his record to 8-12-1 overall. There are better options out there.
Eric Staal, C12/13/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss to the Flyers.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal and a minus-one rating. Staal has been disappointing this season, and now has seven goals, 16 points, and a minus-11 rating overall.
Cam Ward, G12/11/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward took a tough loss Thursday against the Lightning.
Insight: He allowed two goals on 27 shots, including the game-winner with 31 seconds left in the game. Ward is now 8-11-1 on the season.
Eric Staal, C12/10/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal didn't practice on Wednesday, but he should be ready to suit up on Thursday against Tampa Bay according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
Insight: It appears Staal's foot is still bothering him a bit. He played 19 minutes and had two shots in the game on Monday. Staal has six goals and nine assists with a minus-nine rating this season.
Justin Faulk, D12/8/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal in the, 2-1, loss to the Devils on Monday.
Insight: Faulk has four goals and 12 assists this season. He led all Carolina defensemen with three shots on goal.
Anton Khudobin, G12/4/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin had a good game playing for the injured Cam Ward.
Insight: Khudobin stopped 26-of-28 shots for a .929 save percentage in the game against the Capitals. Unfortunately for Khudobin, the Hurricanes scored just one goal and lost, 2-1. Khudobin is still looking for his first victory this season.
Cam Ward, G12/2/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward stopped 32-of-33 shots on goal, in Tuesday's win over Nashville.
Insight: He is now 8-8-1 on the season, and continues to hold down Carolina's top goaltending spot.
Jeff Skinner, LW12/2/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner recorded two points in Carolina's 2-1 victory over the Predators.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots on goal and a +2 rating on the night. Skinner now has 13 points in 20 games.
Justin Faulk, D11/29/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's loss to the Penguins.
Insight: Faulk opened the scoring, but Pittsburgh answered with two goals in the next two minutes. Each team added a goal in the third period as the Penguins won, 3-2. Faulk has three goals and 13 assists this season.
Jiri Tlusty, C11/28/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored a pair of goals on Friday in a, 4-2, victory over the Penguins.
Insight: Tlusty notched an unassisted goal with about four minutes left in the first period and then scored an empty-net goal on the power play. Tlusty leads Carolina with 10 goals this season.
Cam Ward, G11/28/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed two goals in a victory over the Penguins on Friday.
Insight: Carolina was the better team the entire game, outshooting Pittsburgh, 35-22, but Ward made a huge save on a delayed penalty call early in the first period to keep the game scoreless. While sliding to his left, Ward swatted away Blake Comeau's shot with his stick. Carolina also killed the penalty, which was the only Pittsburgh power play of the game. Ward is 7-8-1 this season but is playing much better in November. He had a .928 save percentage coming into the game and is now 7-5-0 this month.
Cam Ward, G11/26/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played well in Wednesday's loss to Florida.
Insight: He made 27 saves on 28 shots, but it wasn't enough. Ward is now 6-8-1 on the season.
Cam Ward, G11/23/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals during Saturday's loss to Colorado.
Insight: He faced 35 total shots, but could not get the job done. Ward is now an underwhelming 6-7-1 with a 2.72 GAA and .903 save percentage.
Jeff Skinner, LW11/23/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner notched two assists in a losing effort to Colorado.
Insight: He has recorded at least one point in his past three games, and now has 11 points through 16 games. It looks like Skinner is starting to heat up, so owners need to be aware.
Alexander Semin, RW11/20/2014 3:04:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin is not expected to play Thursday.
Insight: Semin has struggled so far this season, before missing the last two games. He's still without a goal after hitting the back of the net 22 times last season and has five assists in 13 games.
Cam Ward, G11/19/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals, but received a win Tuesday against Dallas.
Insight: He stopped 23-of-27 shots on goal, and raised his record to 6-5-1. Ward now has a 2.57 GAA and .903 save percentage.
Eric Staal, C11/19/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal recorded three points in Tuesday's win over the Stars.
Insight: He had two goals and one assist, along with four shots on goal and a +1 rating. Staal now has 11 points through 13 games, but is also -5 overall.
Alexander Semin, RW11/18/2014 3:01:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin is questionable for Tuesday's game against Dallas while dealing with an upper body injury.
Insight: Semin has struggled so far this season, before missing the last two games. He's still without a goal after hitting the back of the net 22 times last season and has five assists in 13 games.
Cam Ward, G11/15/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward made 23 saves in Saturday's loss to the Bruins.
Insight: He faced 25 shots on goal, and fell to 5-5-1 on the season.
Jiri Tlusty, C11/15/2014 3:31:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to Boston
Insight: He also had four shots on goal, and now has seven goals and nine points on the season, but is also minus-six overall.
Cam Ward, G11/13/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played well, but took the loss Wednesday to the Jets.
Insight: He stopped 34-of-36 shots on goal, but it was not enough, as Carolina fell 3-1. Ward is now 5-4-1 on the season. Elias Lindholm scored the team's lone goal.
Cam Ward, G11/10/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed just one goal on 23 shots to capture a victory against the Flames.
Insight: The victory is Ward's fifth of the season. He made 22 saves and posted a .957 save percentage.
Justin Faulk, D11/10/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal and two assists against the Flames on Monday.
Insight: It was Faulk's second goal of the season. He has 10 points in 14 games with a minus-four rating.
Brett Bellemore, D11/10/2014 3:02:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defenseman Brett Bellemore will miss Monday's game against Calgary due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Bellemore did practice Monday morning. He has two assists in eight games this season and has yet to prove he's fantasy worthy.
Riley Nash, C11/9/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: Hurricanes center Riley Nash scored in Saturday's loss to Washington.
Insight: He also had an assist, and now has 10 points overall in 13 games. If Nash is still on waiver wires, pick him up.
Alexander Semin, RW11/9/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin had an assist Saturday, but is still searching for his first goal of the season.
Insight: Semin's inconsistency continues to plague him and the team, and he now has only 4 points and a rough -7 rating overall. Owners should not expect him to get going anytime soon.
Eric Staal, C11/8/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal extended his point streak to three games.
Insight: He scored his third goal of the season, and now has seven points overall. Staal looks to be in fine form after missing some time due to injury.
Anton Khudobin, G11/8/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin will start on Saturday.
Insight: Khudobin hasn't played in over two weeks, so Carolina is probably giving him a start so he can avoid getting rusty. In training camp, Khudobin was expected to compete with Cam Ward for the starting job, but Ward clearly has the edge through the first month.
Cam Ward, G11/7/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward stoped 29 shots to defeat the Blue Jackers on Friday, 3-2, in overtime.
Insight: Ward is now 4-3-1. He has a decent GAA average, but if you want to sell Ward, now is the time to sell high.
Elias Lindholm, C11/7/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Elias Lindholm scored the game-winning goal on Friday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Lindholm scored on the power play with under a minute left in overtime. The assist came from Eric Staal. Carolina and Columbus are now tied at the bottom of the Metropolitan division with eight points.
Cam Ward, G11/4/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward picked up his second consecutive win, Tuesday versus Columbus.
Insight: He wasn't heavily tested, stopping 17-of-19 shots on goal. Ward is now 3-3-1, and is in line to make more starts, moving forward.
Eric Staal, C11/4/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored his second goal of the season.
Insight: He was also +1 with two shots on goal. Look for Staal to get rolling.
Cam Ward, G11/1/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward recorded his first shutout of the season on Saturday.
Insight: It was also Ward, and Carolina's, first win of the season. Ward stopped all 25 shots he faced.
Elias Lindholm, C11/1/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Elias Lindholm led Carolina to its first victory of the season on Saturday.
Insight: Lindholm scored two goals, his first two of the season, in the first period to give Carolina an early lead. Jiri Tlusty added a power-play goal to add insurance, and Carolina won, 3-0. Lindholm was plus-two with four shots on goal.
Alexander Semin, RW10/31/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin will most likely be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Insight: He has been an inconsistent player throughout his career, and head coach Bill Peters stated that Semin "isn't playing with the pace the league is at." That is a pretty big shot given, but it is warranted, as Semin has only two points, and is -7 through eight games. Carolina is paying him $7 million annually through the 2017-18 season.
Jiri Tlusty, C10/29/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty continues to be productive despite his horrible team.
Insight: Tlusty scored his fifth goal of the season on Tuesday. He has seven points this season, but he is minus-three, mostly due to the fact his team has yet to win a game. Carolina is 0-6-2.
Eric Staal, C10/28/2014 5:01:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal has been activated off the injured reserve list.
Insight: Staal has missed the last five games. Carolina needs him back desperately as the team has yet to win a game this season.
Eric Staal, C10/27/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal has called himself ready to play.
Insight: He said he would play against the Canucks on Tuesday. Staal had a goal and an assist in two games before going out with an upper-body injury.
Anton Khudobin, G10/25/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin is still looking for his first victory this season.
Insight: Khudobin stopped 23 shots on Friday and allowed five goals against the Oilers. Khudobin is 0-3-1 with a 3.24 GAA and .891 save percentage.
Riley Nash, C10/25/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Hurricanes center Riley Nash scored in the second period to tie Friday's game against the Oilers at one.
Insight: The goal was Nash's second of the season. Both teams scored one more time in the second period, so the game was tied, 2-2, but Edmonton scored four goals in the third period to win, 6-3.
Jiri Tlusty, C10/21/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored his fourth goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg.
Insight: If owners need a goal-scoring option, Tlusty may be on waivers. Now would be a good time to make a move for him.
Anton Khudobin, G10/16/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin played well in a shootout loss to the Rangers.
Insight: He gave up only one goal on 34 shots, and is making a case for more playing time. Him and Cam Ward are essentially playing every other game, however starts like this one could help Khudobin separate himself.
Andrej Sekera, D10/16/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera suffered an upper body injury in Tuesday's game against the Sabres and won't play Thursday.
Insight: Sekera tripped over his own goalie's stick, trying to prevent Buffalo's first score. Consider him day-to-day. He has two assists in three games after scoring 44 points last season, the best of his career.
Jordan Staal, C10/16/2014 2:51:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (broken right fibula) has a 3-4 month timetable for his return.
Insight: He's no Eric Staal, but fantasy owners will miss his 40-50 points a season.
Jeff Skinner, LW10/16/2014 2:48:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner will miss Thursday's game, but should be ready for next Tuesday.
Insight: Coach Bill Peters said Skinner is "real close" to returning. He scored 33 goals and added 21 assists in 71 games last season.
Jeff Skinner, LW10/15/2014 2:20:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner skated at practice on Wednesday according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
Insight: Coach Bill Peters said Skinner is "real close" to returning. He could be ready as early as Thursday against the Rangers.
Chris Terry, LW10/14/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes left winger Chris Terry scored a goal and added an assist as Carolina lost to Buffalo in a shootout, 4-3.
Insight: Terry scored his second goal of the season on a wrist shot in the third period. That was his only shot on net, and he was plus-two. Terry also scored Carolina's only shooutout goal in eight rounds as Buffalo finally ended the tie on Zemgus Girgensons' score.
Andrej Sekera, D10/14/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera suffered an upper body injury in Tuesday's game against the Sabres and will not return according to the News Observer.
Insight: Sekera tripped over his own goalie's stick, trying to prevent Buffalo's first score. Consider him day-to-day.
Alexander Semin, RW10/11/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin posted his first two points of the season assisting on two of Jiri Tlusty's three goals.
Insight: Semin used to be a 75-80 point a season guy in Washington and posted 44 points in 44 games back in 2012 for Carolina so we know he can still do it. The real question is can he stay healthy.
Jiri Tlusty, C10/11/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty was a busy guy Saturday night taking five shots and scoring on three of them.
Insight: Tlusty has been a solid player the last few seasons, but his 30-38 point totals haven't excited fantasy owners. Let's see if he can continue to play at this level going forward.
Cam Ward, G10/10/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed five goals on 26 shots on opening night against the Islanders.
Insight: Ward is battling Anton Khudobin for minutes between the pipes and this performance does not bode well for Ward staying in front of Khudobin on the depth chart. The Hurricanes and Islanders play again on Long Island Saturday, so expect Khudobin to start.
Eric Staal, C10/10/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored a garbage-time goal on opening night against the Islanders.
Insight: Carolina trailed New York at one point, 5-1, but Chris Terry and Staal scored with under six minutes to go in the third period to cut the deficit in half. The Hurricanes would get no closer. Staal had the goal, three shots on net and was minus-one.
Andrej Sekera, D10/10/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera had two assists on opening night against the Islanders.
Insight: Sekera had two shots on goal as well. He had the second helper on Nathan Gerbe's power play goal to get Carolina on the board and the primary assist on Chris Terry's slap shot goal at the 14:20 mark of the third period. New York won, however, 5-3.
Cam Ward, G10/9/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward will start the team's opening game on Friday.
Insight: Carolina will take on the New York Islanders in a home-and-home series on Friday and Saturday. Expect Anton Khudobin to start on Saturday.
Jeff Skinner, LW10/7/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner will likely miss the start of the season after being diagnosed with a concussion, according to the team's site.
Insight: Skinner has a history in this area, so the team will likely be cautious. He had a career-high 33 goals last year as a second liner.
Elias Lindholm, C9/25/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: 19-year-old Elias Lindholm has moved to center to fill the void left by the injured Jordan Staal.
Insight: New coach Bill Peters was already moving his forwards around, trying out several different combinations and the injury to Staal will only further cause Peters to move players into different positions. He tested Lindholm out on a line with Jeff Skinner and Jiri Tlusty. That would be a good line for Lindholm, but even if he doesn't play with those guys, he shoud see an increase of production in his second year.
Jordan Staal, C9/25/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis announced that center Jordan Staal suffered a broken bone in the lower part of his right left during Tuesday's preseason game against Buffalo according to NHL.com.
Insight: Staal was traveling back to Raleigh to undergo further tests. We do not yet know the extent of the injury. Regardless, this is terrible news.
Justin Faulk, D9/23/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes coach Bill Peters may be juggling his offensive lines, but he has the perfect top defensive line in Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera.
Insight: Faulk and Sekera compliment each other extremely well both offensively and defensively. Sekera will likely lead the duo in goals and points, but Faulk should be on your fantasy radar as well. We project him to get around 35 points.
Andrej Sekera, D9/23/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera was a huge bright spot for Carolina last season.
Insight: In his first season in Carolina, Sekera nearly scored more goals than he had in his previous four seasons in Buffalo. He had 11 goals, 44 points and managed a plus-4 on a team that really struggled on defense. Paired with Justin Faulk once again, Sekera can prove that those numbers were no fluke.
Jiri Tlusty, C9/23/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty may not play on the top line this season.
Insight: Everything is up in the air in Carolina due to the new head coach in Bill Peters. Tlusty has been a solid fantasy player the last few seasons, but he is heavily reliant on playing with Eric Staal and Alexander Semin. If that does not happen, he could be moved to the third line, where fantasy hockey players go to die.
Alexander Semin, RW9/23/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: It is hard to know what to expect from Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin this season.
Insight: Semin scored 44 points in the same number of games in his first season with Carolina, but scored just 42 points in 65 games last season. There is a good chance that a concussion in December of 2013 severely slowed his production. New head coach Bill Peters has jumbled the lines in preseason, so there is no guarantee that Semin again plays on the top line. If he is on the top line, Semin is a solid mid-round pick otherwise, there is some risk involved.
Jordan Staal, C9/23/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes new coach Bill Peters is considering playing the Staal brothers on the same line according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
Insight: Peters also had Eric Staal playing alongside Jeff Skinner and second-year player Elias Lindholm, so obviously Peters is thinking of every possible combination. If the Staal brothers do play together, that will provide a huge boost for Jordan's fantasy value. In all likelihood, Eric will play with Skinner or his mates from last season, Jiri Tlusty and Alexander Semin.
Elias Lindholm, C9/23/2014 8:05:00 PM
Description: The Hurricanes are looking for Elias Lindholm to make major strides in his second season in the league.
Insight: The 19-year-old scored nine goals and 12 assists as a rookie last season. Captain Eric Staal said he thinks Lindholm improved as the season went along. With new head coach Bill Peters, it is possible Lindholm sees some time on the top line with Staal. That would make him a tremendous steal late in drafts.
Jeff Skinner, LW9/23/2014 8:01:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner will threaten to score 30 goals again this season.
Insight: Skinner had a career-high 33 goals last year as a second liner. At the start of training camp, he was playing alongside top centerman Eric Staal. If he stays on the top line, the expectations for Skinner rise dramatically.
Eric Staal, C9/23/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal started training camp at center in between wingers Jeff Skinner and Elias Lindholm according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
Insight: Carolina coach Bill Peters said do not read into the early season combinations, but fantasy owners like what they see so far. Skinner could again lead Carolina in goals and Lindholm has tremendous potential, being the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft. Expect Staal to lead the team with around 65 points.
Alexander Semin, RW8/21/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes GM Ron Francis told CarolinaHurricanes.com that he expects forward Alexander Semin to be ready when training camp begins.
Insight: "He's training, according to his agent, a couple times a day and doing therapy on the wrist as well. There were no issues with the wrist, as far as I was told," Francis said. A report surfaced about a week-and-a-half ago that Semin hadn't fully recovered yet from off-season surgery to his wrist, which had been nagging him since the beginning of last year. Francis expects that to be a thing of the past.
Eric Staal, C7/30/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Carolina center Eric Staal suffered a core muscle injury while training and needed to undergo surgery, according to hurricanes.nhl.com.
Insight: GM Ron Francis said Staal should be ready for training camp. The 29-year-old had just 21 goals, 40 assists and 230 SOG over 79 games in 2013-14 after generating 18 goals, 35 assists and 152 SOG in 48 games during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.

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