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Canes Activate Joni Pitkanen from Injured Reserve

Defenseman missed seven games with a lower-body injury

Saturday, 03.2.2013 / 12:35 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Canes Activate Joni Pitkanen from Injured Reserve
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RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has activated defenseman Joni Pitkanen from injured reserve. Pitkanen missed the Hurricanes’ seven games from Feb. 14-28, with a lower-body injury.

Pitkanen, 29, has scored one goal, earned five assists (6 points) and ranks tied for first among Hurricanes defenseman with a plus-8 plus/minus rating in 12 games this season. The Oulu, Finland, native is averaging a team-high 24:30 of ice time per game and ranks fifth in the NHL in shifts per game (31.4). Pitkanen (6’3”, 210 lbs.) is in his ninth NHL season and has scored 57 goals and earned 222 assists (279 points) in 525 career NHL regular-season games with Philadelphia, Edmonton and Carolina.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62