Today, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller gave some updates related to Jeff Skinner, Cam Ward, Anton Khudobin, Kevin Westgarth, and Tim Gleason.
Kirk Muller said Jeff Skinner appears to be two weeks away from returning. This is obviously a big loss for the Hurricanes. Jeff Skinner had 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists) in 10 games prior to his injury, and he was a plus 5.
He really showed improvement, considering what all happened last season. The Carolina Hurricanes are certainly eager to get him back on the ice, but they won’t rush him. To be clear, this is unrelated to his concussion history. Skinner has been skating, so that is good.
Along with Jeff Skinner; Cam Ward, Anton Khudobin, and Tim Gleason have all been skating or doing off-ice workouts. Cam Ward is ahead of schedule with his lower body injury, meanwhile Anton Khudobin is behind schedule with his recovery.
Cam Ward suffered a lower body injury against the Minnesota Wild on October 24. He was originally expected to be out for four weeks. It now appears like he may be back sooner. He has been doing off-ice workouts.
Anton Khudobin suffered a lower body injury against the Phoenix Coyotes on October 13. Jim Rutherford originally said the best case scenario was two weeks, but that obviously did not come to fruition.
The feel for Anton Khudobin is that it will be another 10 days or more. This obviously isn’t good for the Carolina Hurricanes, so the offense will need to step up until they can get their goalies back.
Not much has been said about Tim Gleason’s upper body injury. He’s currently listed as Day-To-Day after an injury against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 1.
Kevin Westgarth is still out with an upper-body injury that was suffered in practice on October 30. He is listed as Day-To-Day.
The Carolina Hurricanes hope to get their players back soon. Players like Jeff Skinner, Cam Ward, Anton Khudobin, and Tim Gleason all play huge roles on the team.