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Canes Activate Joni Pitkanen from Injured Reserve

Defenseman missed seven games with a lower-body injury

Saturday, 03.02.2013 / 12:35 PM / 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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
13 PHI 32 12 14 6 88 96 30
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 33 6 14 -13 20
E. Staal 28 7 11 -10 18
J. Skinner 29 8 8 -4 16
R. Nash 33 4 12 -3 16
E. Lindholm 33 8 7 -8 15
J. Tlusty 28 10 3 -11 13
N. Gerbe 29 3 10 -2 13
A. Sekera 31 1 11 -8 12
C. Terry 24 6 3 -1 9
V. Rask 33 4 5 -8 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 9 12 2 .911 2.44
A. Khudobin 0 8 2 .900 2.91