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Community: Canes Playroom at Rex Now Open

Thursday, 02.19.2009 / 10:18 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Doug Warf
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Community: Canes Playroom at Rex Now Open
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Yesterday was the culmination of nearly two years of work and planning as the Carolina Hurricanes Playroom at Rex Hospital opened.  The playroom, located on Rex’s 7th floor pediatric wing, represents a partnership between the Kids ‘N Community Foundation and the Rex Hospital Foundation.

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The Kids ‘N Community Foundation fully supplied the playroom with all of the tools that will be used for rehab, education and daily “play” therapy.  The room, designed by RGG Architects of Durham, turned out better than I expected.

We were originally approached about assisting with Rex’s new state-of-the-art birthing center, but could not help due to our Foundation’s funding guidelines.  However, Rex pointed out a need on their pediatric wing as their former playroom was about 1/3 of the size of the current one and consisted mainly of a fish tank, a few chairs with puzzles and books. 

The new room has a Wii, a computer station, a reading corner, an arts and crafts center as well as several TVs…and of course, a fish tank.  The room is adorned with great Canes photos and memorabilia like game-worn jerseys of Eric Staal and Tim Gleason.

Yesterday, Chad Larose, Patrick Eaves and Stormy helped open the new room.  The pre-school children from Rex Hospital’s day care were also on-hand to assist us in breaking in the room. 

It was fun to watch the kids as they were not sure if they should get an autograph from Chad and Patrick, take a photo with Stormy, play with the Wii or work on the computer.  I think a 4-year-old Doug would have run around like a mad man, but all of the kids had a blast with all of the new amenities.  The adults in the room tried stay out of the way, which is exactly how it should be in a playroom (especially one that has a door that says no adults allowed).  

Hopefully this room will provide a fun retreat for the kids who unfortunately have to spend time on Rex’s pediatric wing.

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  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
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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

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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
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
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C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81