Tracking the Storm

White's Status Remains Uncertain

Thursday, 02.17.2011 / 1:06 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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White\'s Status Remains Uncertain
Two days after the recall of Brett Carson rang the first alarm bells of a possible trade, the Hurricanes appear no closer to making a deal involving defenseman Ian White.

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White was held out of Wednesday’s game in New Jersey as a precaution, as a potential injury would likely have halted a deal involving the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. On Thursday, he was part of a small group that took part in the team’s limited practiced and seemed to be in good spirits, even though his immediate future still hangs in the balance.

“It’s day-to-day,” said Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice. “We’ll see where we’re at tomorrow, talk with Jim (Rutherford) and make a decision after that.”

That decision involves White’s playing status with the Hurricanes for Friday’s home game against Philadelphia. Both sides seemed as though they were prepared for that possibility in the event that any potential trade falls through. While seemingly awkward, White, who has been traded twice in the last 13 months and knows how these things can unfold, seemed to be handling things well.

“About as well as you can,” said Maurice. “He’s out on the ice working out today and getting ready for tomorrow.”

Ryan Carter, who has missed the last three games, also skated with the group but is doubtful to return to the lineup on Friday, which would mean another NHL game for Jerome Samson.

Jussi Jokinen, who returned to the lineup for the first time since Feb. 1 on Wednesday, also did not skate, but Maurice said he should be fine moving forward after a strong showing in the loss to the Devils.

“He got through it fine and felt strong,” said Maurice. “You’re always looking to the next day to see how a player comes in, and he felt good this morning.”


SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 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