February 4, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner (53) scoops pucks out of the net during the pre game warm up against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday Hurricanes Report

Carolina Hurricanes News

  • Yesterday’s blog on the first line’s production can be found here
  • Everyone is still waiting on Joni Pitkanen‘s final prognosis:

My Opinion: Chip gives six questions, and there are five that I agree with that could be problems. Replacing Pitkanen is obvious, in minutes and skill, filling the forward spots is going to be huge and while I think it is likely that Jeff Skinner starts at wing on the third line, he could also lineup at center.

Elias Lindholm looks ready for the NHL, but the only way to know for sure is not until the games actually get started.

The only question Chip gives that I do not agree with as being a question mark is the goaltending. From all reports, Cam Ward is ready and I have confidence in Anton Khudobin being a reliable backup.

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