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Caniacs, Step Away from the Ledge

Tuesday, 09.16.2008 / 12:03 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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Caniacs, Step Away from the Ledge

A few developments have arisen from Hurricanes land in the past day or so that probably caused you to panic when you first read them, but neither should concern you all that much.

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Eric Staal’s Contract Rejected!
An unfortunate headline for something so insignificant – some minor legalese in his contract needed to be adjusted.  The contract specified that his no-trade clause will kick in on the exact date when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, but that date could change depending on whether or not he suits up for the next two seasons – if he doesn’t, it would be later.  Same dollar figures, same amount of years, no worries.

Rod Brind’Amour’s Knee Injury is Back!
Not quite.  He had a minor procedure today to remove a torn piece of cartilage (not ligaments) in his knee.  It is not part of his original injury and developed during his rehab and training process.

Hurricanes Head Trainer Pete Friesen only expects him to be off skates for a few weeks.

”What was bothering him was removed,” said Friesen.  “We say with no hesitancy that he’ll be back and ready to go for the first game of the season.”

The torn cartilage appeared in an MRI taken on Sunday, but it had been bothering him for a little while prior to that.  All parties thought it would be better to go ahead and take care of it now so that he could not only be ready for the opener on October 10, but could also get some practices in during part of training camp. 

As a side note, although the tear was discovered on Sunday, he did not injure the knee running in the Friesen 5K.

 

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81