- Nodl is hurt, but Joni Pitkanen is getting well! Long since recovered from his concussion, our steady blueliner has been rehabbing after knee surgery. While not yet activated off of injured reserved, the club has hinted that we may see him in Wednesday’s contest. He and Jeff Skinner, while serving his Shanaban, practiced together while the team was in Winnipeg. I have missed seeing Joni on the ice this season and especially his quarterbacking of the power play. We haven’t seen him in the lineup since December 6th, but frankly to me it has seemed even longer. I would love to see all the pieces that make up the Hurricanes healthy at the same time. A girl can dream right?
- Are you a Canes fan? Do you feel appreciated? Well here’s your chance to feel a little Hurricanes’ love. Fan Appreciation Week is March 30– April 5th. Prior to the week, the club will have lots of opportunities to win cool prizes like stinky game-worn jerseys, tickets and the chance to sound the warning siren! Head over to the official Hurricanes website for details on how to win a Justin Faulk, Tuomo Ruutu, Brian Boucher or Tim Brent jersey (which may or may not contain sweat from the Bruce Springsteen concert). Brandon Sutter’s jersey is yours for the bidding.
Now settle in for the night Caniacs, grab some dinner, a cupcake in celebration of Justin Faulk’s birthday and gather around the old radio to listen to your captain Eric Staal on Canes Corner with Mike Maniscalco. The show begins on 99.9 the Fan at 7pm. Gather your game gear and we will see you here tomorrow for a preview for the Canes vs. Panthers!