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  • Hurricanes owner: 'We won't be drafting defense in the first round as long as I'm here'

    Yardbarker "The Hurricanes have taken defensemen in the first round in three of the last five drafts (Haydn Fleury, Noah Hanifin and Jake Bean) and have amassed plenty of depth at that position in recent years. Speaking with Lauren K. Ohnesorge of the Triangle Business Journal (subscription required), team..." December 16

  • Did Svechnikov make big gains in Hurricanes’ loss?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes are justified in their search for a top-six forward/sniper, but whenever a team goes shopping for a trade, they should also ask if they’re taking advantage of the ingredients at hand. That’s a long way of saying that the Hurricanes possess at least..." December 14

  • Carolina Hurricanes Had Trade Fall Through At Last Minute

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes have been rumored to be very interested in adding a scoring forward this season, and they may have almost gotten their wish last week. On the latest edition of Insider Trading for TSN, Pierre LeBrun reports that a deal fell through at the last minute with a..." December 14

  • Marchessault, 'Corsi god,' discusses Golden Knights rebound "Marchessault is one of three players in the NHL to have at least 580 shots on goal and 250 hits since the beginning of the 2016-17 season (582 shots on goal, 250 hits). When asked to name the other two, Marchessault guessed "Ovechkin." He had it half right; it's Washington..." December 13

  • Which teams are likely to make moves before Holiday Freeze?

    Pro Hockey Talk "We’re exactly one week away from the NHL’s holiday roster freeze. Teams won’t be able to make a move between Dec. 19 at 11:59 pm ET and Dec. 28 at 12:01 am ET, which means there could be some fireworks between now and the 19th. So, which teams are most likely to make a move..." December 13

  • Jordan Staal placed on injured reserve

    Fantasy Pros "The Hurricanes have placed Jordan Staal on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 5th. (NHL Canes) Fantasy Impact: Staal has missed two games with a concussion. " December 12

  • Carolina Hurricanes “Very Confident” They Can Sign Adam Fox

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the perhaps underrated parts of this summer’s blockbuster trade between the Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes was unsigned prospect Adam Fox. The young defenseman had been selected in the third round of the 2016 draft out of the US National Development Program, but shot..." December 11

  • Plane carrying NHL team Carolina Hurricanes makes emergency landing

    WSOCTV "A passenger says a Swift Air charter plane carrying the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes made an emergency landing in Oklahoma over the weekend after a noxious smell filled the cabin. The Boeing 737 landed at Tulsa International Airport about 4 a.m. Saturday while traveling from Long..." December 10

  • Hurricanes' Scott Darling back with big club

    CBS Sports "The Hurricanes recalled Darling from AHL Charlotte on Sunday. Darling was brought up since Curtis McElhinney (lower body) was placed on injured reserve. " December 09

  • Carolina Hurricanes Still Pursuing Top-Six Forward

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes’ offense was dealt another blow today when Jordan Staal was diagnosed with a concussion, ruling him out for at least a few days if not longer. Staal hasn’t been a dominant scoring presence, but was still logging big minutes as a reliable two-way..." December 07

  • Micheal Ferland Diagnosed With Concussion, Out Indefinitely

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes were already dealing with a concussion to young defenseman Haydn Fleury, and will now be without another one of their key players due to a brain injury. Micheal Ferland has been diagnosed with a concussion and is out indefinitely until he is given medical clearance to..." November 30

  • Oilers claim Zykov on waivers from 'Canes

    TSN "Valentin Zykov is headed to Alberta. The Edmonton Oilers claimed the 23-year-old winger off of waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes. November 30

  • Haydn Fleury Placed On Injured Reserve, Clark Bishop Recalled

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Despite already potentially creating some roster room by placing Scott Darling and Valentin Zykov on waivers today, the Carolina Hurricanes have moved Haydn Fleury to injured reserve as he continues to deal with a concussion. Fleury suffered the injury on November 23rd, and will likely be..." November 29

  • Hurricanes Place Valentin Zykov on Waivers

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Thursday that the club is putting goalie Scott Darling and forward Valentin Zykov on waivers with the intent to assign them to the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. All 30 NHL teams will now have the opportunity to put in a waiver claim on the two..." November 29

  • Carolina Hurricanes Waive Scott Darling

    Last Word On Hockey "The Carolina Hurricanes have placed goaltender Scott Darling on waivers for the purpose of sending him to the AHL. Over his five-year NHL career, Darling has played for Chicago Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes. He has put up a 54-42-17 career record in..." November 29

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Brian Burke, ex-NHL executive, current analyst, on Hurricanes' win celebration: 'Pee-wee garbage stuff'

    USA Today "The Carolina Hurricanes’ post-game win celebration on home ice is nothing like the NHL has ever seen. After standing near center ice, Hurricanes players Skol clap and then rush the length of the ice and slam into the glass at the other end.  NHL players generally..." November 23

  • Carolina Hurricanes Activate Victor Rask

    TSN "Carolina Hurricanes centre Victor Rask will make his season debut on Thursday, two months after suffering a fluke hand injury in his home. Rask had surgery in September on his right fourth and fifth fingers after suffering an injury cutting food in his..." November 21

  • Hurricanes' Victor Rask back after surgery for knife accident

    ESPN "The Carolina Hurricanes activated center Victor Rask Wednesday after a stint on injured reserve from a kitchen accident. Rask, 25, sliced the fourth and fifth fingers on his right hand while slicing food and underwent surgery Sept. 13. " November 21

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Hurricanes assign young forward Valentin Zykov to AHL on conditioning loan

    Yardbarker "Earlier this month the Carolina Hurricanes were testing the trade market for young forward Valentin Zykov but apparently haven’t found a taker yet. Instead, the team today announced it will assign Zykov to the minor leagues on a conditioning loan, allowing him to get back on the ice with..." November 13

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Report: Mrazek out “a few days” with groin injury

    Canes Country "It looks like the Carolina Hurricanes’ cautiousness in not acting quickly to resolve their three-goalie situation may prove to be a wise strategy after all. According to a rough translation of an article by Czech-language reporter Michael Langr at,..." November 05

  • Hurricanes are all-in on a William Nylander pursuit

    Sportsnet "The William Nylander saga continues. As the Dec. 1 deadline for the Toronto Maple Leafs to sign the restricted free agent inches closer, the uncertainty of Nylander’s future in Toronto grows. If Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas chooses to pursue a trade involving..." November 04

  • Waddell says Canes, Aho not 'crazy' far apart on money in contract talks

    Raleigh News & Observer "As Sebastian Aho continues an impressive start to the Carolina Hurricanes season, breaking the franchise record with points in each of the first 12 games, the question becomes more pressing: When will Aho sign a new contract and what will the terms be for the 21-year-old forward from..." October 31

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • This looks like the season Sebastian Aho becomes a household name

    Pro Hockey Talk "With a middling 5-3-1 record so far this season, the Carolina Hurricanes haven’t stormed out of the gate yet in 2018-19. Despite some big roster changes and a dramatically different front office, they feel like the same team: promising, puck-hogging, yet at times..." October 26

  • Hurricanes recall Scott Darling from AHL conditioning stint

    Canes Country "A one game conditioning stint was all that Scott Darling needed to prove to the Carolina Hurricanes that he was ready to return from a preseason lower body injury. The Hurricanes activated Darling from his assignment to the American Hockey League on Thursday, one..." October 25

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Aho sets Hurricanes record for point streak to open season

    The Score "Sebastian Aho just etched his name in the Carolina Hurricanes record books. The Finnish forward picked up an assist in the club's 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, giving him a nine-game point streak to open the 2018-19 campaign. That streak is the longest to begin a..." October 23

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Hurricanes activate goalie Scott Darling off IR, assign him to AHL

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes activated starting goaltender Scott Darling off injured reserve, the team announced Monday. Darling is being assigned to the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers to complete a conditioning stint before he returns to the Hurricanes. The..." October 22

  • Foegele emerging as big surprise for Hurricanes "Warren Foegele wasn't expected to be one of the top rookies for the Carolina Hurricanes this season. Andrei Svechnikov, the No. 2 pick of the 2018 NHL Draft, and Martin Necas, the No. 12 pick of the 2017 NHL Draft, were, and have been. Svechnikov has four points (two..." October 20

  • Martin Necas, Haydn Fleury Sent To AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Despite scoring his first NHL goal just last night, Martin Necas still has some development to do. That’s what the Carolina Hurricanes decided today when they sent Necas and defenseman Haydn Fleury to the AHL while recalling Clark Bishop. The Hurricanes are off to an excellent..." October 17

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Svechnikov quick to make impact on Hurricanes "Andrei Svechnikov wants to be part of the solution as a rookie forward with the Carolina Hurricanes this season. The Hurricanes have gotten off to a promising start with the hope of qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in 10 seasons, having scored 23 goals in six..." October 15

  • Bergeron leads 3 Stars of the Week "Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly and Carolina Hurricanes right wing Sebastian Aho have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 14.   FIRST STAR - PATRICE BERGERON, C, BOSTON..." October 15

  • Why it makes sense for Avalanche, Hurricanes to offer sheet Nylander

    The Score "We're over a week into the 2018-19 NHL season and Toronto Maple Leafs restricted free-agent forward William Nylander remains back home in Sweden, without a contract. Both sides want a long-term deal to get done, but they can't seem to agree on terms. Nylander's camp is..." October 12

  • Carolina Hurricanes Still Determining Goaltender Situation

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes struggled last season to stop the puck, with newcomer Scott Darling posting an .888 save percentage despite his previous career total of .923. When Cam Ward moved on to the Chicago Blackhawks in free agency this summer, the Hurricanes brought..." October 10

  • Hurricanes’ new victory celebration is pretty awesome

    Pro Hockey Talk "Don’t look now but the Carolina Hurricanes are off to a pretty great start, and they seem to be having some fun! After lighting up the scoreboard on Sunday in an 8-5 win over the New York Rangers — a game that was highlighted by some of the Hurricanes’ young forwards..." October 08

  • Checking in with Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour

    ESPN "The Carolina Hurricanes have been a perennial preseason sleeper team, but after nine straight years of missing the playoffs, they want to be Cinderella at the end of the season -- and not have the clock strike midnight in early spring. Enter new coach Rod Brind'Amour, the man..." October 07

  • Hurricanes GM: 'Average or above' goaltending can end playoff drought

    The Score "The Carolina Hurricanes own the NHL's longest active playoff drought at nine years, and for many of those seasons, goaltending was at the root of their issues. For his part, general manager Don Waddell believes some improvement between the pipes would be enough to..." October 04

  • Hurricanes making ‘progress’ on outdoor game at Carter-Finley, owner says

    Raleigh News & Observer "Bringing an outdoor hockey game to Carter-Finley Stadium was one of Tom Dundon’s top priorities when he bought the Carolina Hurricanes. Is that (presumably cold) day any closer? Yes and no. The NHL’s events team made a site visit to evaluate Carter-Finley in September,..." October 03

  • Maple Leafs lose goalies McElhinney, Pickard on waivers

    Pension Plan Puppets "NHL teams must meet the 23-man roster limit today, so to prepare for that, the Maple Leafs waived two extra goalies yesterday — Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard. Curtis McElhinney, 35, has been claimed off of waivers today by the Carolina Hurricanes who recently had their..." October 02

  • Hurricanes' Scott Darling out 2 weeks with lower-body injury

    The Score "Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Scott Darling will miss two weeks with a lower-body injury, head coach Rod Brind'Amour said, according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer. Darling suffered the injury during Sunday's preseason meeting with..." October 02

  • ‘Concern’ after Hurricanes’ Scott Darling suffers lower-body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s going to be a tense next 24 hours in Carolina. Starting goalie Scott Darling left Sunday’s game against the Nashville Predators with a lower-body injury and did not return. Darling wasn’t having the best of days before picking up the knock,..." September 30

  • Hurricanes to wear Hartford Whalers jerseys twice this season

    Pro Hockey Talk "Crank up the “Brass Bonanza,” slap on your Ray Ferraro mustache, and check your spelling of “Sidorkiewicz” because this season the Carolina Hurricanes will be bringing back an old favorite. When the Hurricanes host the Boston Bruins on Dec. 23, it’ll be..." September 27

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21