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White's Status Remains Uncertain

Thursday, 02.17.2011 / 1:06 PM / 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.”


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 24 16 7 1 62 59 33
2 PIT 22 15 5 2 78 53 32
3 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
4 NYI 23 16 7 0 74 64 32
5 DET 23 13 5 5 69 58 31
6 BOS 24 14 9 1 61 58 29
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 FLA 21 9 6 6 45 53 24
9 WSH 22 10 8 4 63 59 24
10 NYR 22 10 8 4 63 62 24
11 OTT 22 10 8 4 60 59 24
12 NJD 23 9 10 4 57 68 22
13 PHI 22 8 11 3 59 69 19
14 CAR 22 7 12 3 52 65 17
15 BUF 23 7 14 2 39 73 16
16 CBJ 22 6 14 2 51 81 14

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 22 4 11 0 15
E. Staal 17 6 8 -7 14
J. Faulk 22 2 12 -10 14
J. Tlusty 22 10 3 -9 13
E. Lindholm 22 6 5 -5 11
J. Skinner 18 5 6 -5 11
N. Gerbe 18 3 6 2 9
A. Sekera 21 0 8 -6 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 22 3 3 -8 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 7 8 1 .907 2.57
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97