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Tracking the Storm

Conboy in for Pitkanen

Thursday, 04.08.2010 / 11:43 AM / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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Conboy in for Pitkanen
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The Hurricanes are likely to have one lineup change for tonight’s game against Montreal, as Tim Conboy will play defense in place of the injured Joni Pitkanen.

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The move is contingent on Conboy clearing re-entry waivers at noon. Because he had not yet cleared as of today’s morning skate, he was unable to participate, but was in the locker room afterwards and will be ready to do.

Coach Paul Maurice said that Pitkanen, who left Tuesday’s win over Tampa Bay with a lower-body injury, is unlikely to return for the team’s season finale in Boston Saturday afternoon.

“I would say he’s doubtful at this point,” said Maurice. “We’re not holding out a lot of hope for him to come back into the lineup.”

Cam Ward will get the start in goal both tonight and on Saturday. He did not start in the Tampa game, but was forced to enter the game in the second period following a lower-body injury to Manny Legace.

”He didn’t not play because he wasn’t feeling well,” said Maurice of Ward. “We thought we would probably play him in two out of the three just to test that back. At the end of the day, it might have been a perfect scenario, because that was a good test to sit through it, not play and then come in a little bit cold. To then get through the game healthy was a good sign for him.”

Despite having to leave that game and sit out Wednesday’s practice, Legace is healthy enough to play. He took the morning skate with the team today.

“Manny says he’s fine and it’s a go, and we trust him that,” said Maurice.


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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 43 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 48 10 19 -13 29
E. Lindholm 48 9 11 -12 20
R. Nash 48 7 13 -4 20
J. Tlusty 41 12 7 -12 19
J. Skinner 43 10 9 -8 19
N. Gerbe 44 5 13 -4 18
V. Rask 48 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 46 1 14 -6 15
J. McClement 48 1 9 -2 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 11 17 4 .914 2.37
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .914 2.41