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Harrison Placed on Waivers

Monday, 11.2.2009 / 1:56 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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Harrison Placed on Waivers
The Hurricanes have confirmed a report by TSN’s Bob McKenzie that defenseman Jay Harrison has been placed on waivers.

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As it turns out, the situation is actually nothing new. Harrison was initially placed on waivers at the beginning of the season, but since he was not claimed or reassigned, the time in which he could stay on waivers had expired. The Canes renewed his waiver status today.

As of now, no decision has been made on whether to reassign Harrison or keep things the way they are. An eventual move may depend on the status of injured defenseman Tim Gleason, who is a possibility to return for Wednesday’s game at Florida.

Gleason’s return would give the team six healthy regulars for one of the first times this season, as Joni Pitkanen also missed significant time. Harrison, who made the team as the seventh defenseman out of training camp, has played 10 of the team’s 13 games, posting one goal, two assists and a minus-4.

If the Canes were to reassign Harrison, who is on a two-way contract, that would clear space on the 23-man roster for a possible recall from Albany, if the team were so inclined. General Manager Jim Rutherford said earlier today that the team may begin to head in that direction.

Also, in case you missed it, the N&O is reporting that Eric Staal may miss a some time due to the upper-body injury that caused him to miss the third period of the San Jose game. One would hate to see his exceptional 349 games played streak come to an end, but in this instance, it may serve him better to take some time off and get to 100 percent rather than try to play through the pain, even if he's able.


SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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