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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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72