Staal (upper-body) skated on his own on Sunday, might play against the Canucks (Oct 28).
Staal has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury he suffered last Saturday. Sunday marked the first time that Staal skated since being injured, but he is expected to miss at least one more week.
The Hurricanes have sent Brody Sutter to Charlotte (AHL).
Sutter, 23, made his NHL debut on Thursday in Carolina’s 2-1 shootout loss at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers. He is in his third full professional season and has played in all three of Charlotte’s games thus far this year.
The Hurricanes have sent Patrick Brown to Charlotte (AHL).
Brown, 22, made his NHL debut with Carolina on Opening Night, Oct. 10, and has averaged 9:37 of ice time while playing in all four of the Hurricanes’ games this season. In 2013-14, he scored 15 goals and earned 15 assists (30 points) in 40 games during his senior season at Boston College.
Skinner (concussion) has been removed from injured reserve.
Skinner missed his fourth straight game after suffering a concussion in the preseason, but the Hurricanes are off until Tuesday so he has time to rest and will should be in the lineup against the Jets. As a corresponding roster move, the sent Brody Sutter and Patrick Brown back to the AHL.
Gerbe left Thursday's game with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Another game, another injury for the Hurricanes. They are already down three top forwards and a top pair defenseman and you can now add Gerbe to that list. There is no word on how serious the injury is, but we should get an update in the near future. He had one goal while averaging 17 minutes a night through four games.
After a brutal collision with the end-boards on Tuesday, it was a great sign that Sekera was able to skate this morning. He took line rushes with Justin Faulk, which suggested he might play tonight, but the Hurricanes ultimately decided to keep him out tonight and let him rest before Tuesday's game.
Skinner skated for the second straight day, but will not play tonight vs. the Rangers. After tonight, the Hurricanes are of until Tuesday, so they are electing to give their young star four extra days to rest before he returns to the lineup.
Khudobin allowed four goals on 31 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Islanders last Saturday. Cam Ward has lost each of his two starts, so the Hurricanes will turn to Khudobin to try and get them in the win column tonight. The Canes are ravaged by injuries, making Ward and Khudobin risky investments right now.
Khudobin was the first goalie off of the ice at the Hurricanes morning skate.
Khudobin allowed four goals on 31 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Islanders last Saturday. Cam Ward has lost each of his two starts, so it looks like the Hurricanes will turn to Khudobin to try and get them in the win column tonight. The Canes are ravaged by injuries, making Ward and Khudobin risky investments right now.
Sekera (upper-body) is on the ice for the Hurricanes' morning skate.
Sekera is on the ice this morning and is actually paired with Justin Faulk which suggests he might be available tonight. It would be pretty remarkable if Sekera plays considering how hard he crashed into the boards on Tuesday. Expect an update after the skate.
Skinner (concussion) is skating this morning, but not taking line rushes.
Typically a player who is available for the evening's game will take part in line rushes with the line that he will play with that night, with Skinner not taking part, it suggests he is not ready to return to the lineup on Thursday. Expect an update following the morning skate.
Liles was reportedly "banged up" in Tuesday's loss to the Sabres and that kept him off of the ice this morning. The Hurricanes take on the Rangers tomorrow and Liles should be in the lineup, but make sure during the morning skate.
Sekera (upper-body) is "really sore"; listed as day-to-day.
After a rough collision with the boards last night, Sekera did not skate today, but he has not been ruled out for Thursday's game. He is likely dealing with some whiplash and depending on how he feels tomorrow will go a long way in deciding whether or not he plays vs. the Rangers.