October 13, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defensemen Andrej Sekera (4) carries the puck against the Phoenix Coyotes at PNC Center. The Coyotes defeated the Hurricanes 5-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday Hurricanes Report

Carolina Hurricanes News

  • Yesterday’s blog on Jeff Skinner and moving up the lineup can be found here
  • Anton Khudobin was placed on IR yesterday and Justin Peters was recalled from the Checkers (Cardiac Cane)
  • The Canes play the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at 7 p.m. ET. A preview will be posted later today.
  • Matt Karash gives his thoughts on the game against the Coyotes (Hockey Buzz)
  • Mark Jones looks at the Hurricanes performance in close games, which doesn’t look good for the team (Bleacher Report)

Practice Update

  • Cam Ward missed practice, but was just a day off according to Kirk Muller.
  • Elias Lindholm participated in practice, but in a no-contact jersey.
  • The Hurricanes made some changes in the offensive lineup yesterday at practice. These are the lines used in practice:
Ruutu – E. Staal – Semin
Tlusty – J. Staal – Gerbe
Skinner – Nash – Dwyer
Bowman – Sutter – Dvorak/Westgarth

My Opinion: These lines look OK to me, but I would prefer that Tlusty sticks with the top line. Ruutu should help to open some more space for Semin and Eric Staal.

However, Tlusty will help the offense on the second line and is fine defensively. Hopefully for the Canes, Dwyer will help Skinner keep up his offensive production on the third line.

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