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Conboy in for Pitkanen

Thursday, 04.8.2010 / 11:43 AM ET / 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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 77 42 24 11 211 194 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 PHI 77 31 29 17 202 220 79
12 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
J. Liles 51 2 17 -8 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60