The Hurricanes signed Victor Rask to a six-year contract extension worth $24 million ($4.0M AAV) on July 12th.
Rask, 23, is coming off of his second full NHL season and it was a good one. After a solid rookie campaign, Rask notched 21 goals and 27 assists for 48 points, which was tied for second on the team. Rask has settled in as the Hurricanes’ second-line centre behind Jordan Staal and should push for 50 points in 2016-17.
Rask (upper-body) is expected to return to the Hurricanes lineup on Tuesday.
Rask has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Penguins. Rask has had a strong year, collecting 11 goals and 15 assists (26 points) in 41 games. He will skate on the Hurricanes third line with Jeff Skinner and Brock McGinn on his wings.
Rask (upper-body) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Rask was on the ice for warmups on Friday, but ended up being scratched, so he will be a game-time decision for the second game of the Hurricanes’ home-and-home with the Blue Jackets. Monitor his status when Carolina hits the ice for warmups at 6:30 p.m ET.
Rask (upper-body) will be a game-time decision on Friday.
Rask suffered an upper-body injury in Wednesday’s game, but he was on the ice for the Friday’s morning skate. He is listed as a game-time decision, but his presence on the ice this morning is an encouraging sign that he will play.
Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters said that Rask needs a night off and will be back in the lineup on Tuesday vs. the Islanders. Rask has been a minus-4 rating in the last two games. With Rask coming out, Chris Terry will get into the lineup.
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Director of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Victor Rask on a three-year, entry-level contract. At the NHL level, the deal will pay Rask $550,000 in the first year, $650,000 in the second year and $750,000 in the third year, or he will make $70,000 per year at the minor-league level. He also receives a signing bonus of $277,500.
Rask will remain with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL. Look for him to challenge for a roster spot as soon as next season.