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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.


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
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

STATS

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
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81