Carolina Hurricanes News
- Yesterday’s rumor of Tuomo Ruutu generating interest from the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks can be found here.
- The Hurricanes signed Trevor Carrick to an entry level contract yesterday (Cardiac Cane)
- The team officially announced yesterday that Elias Lindholm will join Team Sweden in the WJC.
- The Canes have a number problem, which means moves are coming (Hurricanes Website)
- Jaccob Slavin and Brett Pesce are still at the U.S.’s WJC camp after the team made three cuts yesterday (Hockey Buzz)
- Corey Sznajder asks if the Hurricanes play better defense in front of Justin Peters (Shutdown Line)
Charlotte Checkers Preview
The Checkers will look to continue their strong play as they take on the Norfolk Admirals for the second time in a row tonight at 7 ET. The two teams met on Sunday with the Admirals coming back to send the game to overtime before Aaron Palushaj won the game with 46 seconds left.
John Muse earned his third win in a row with 36 saves and after signing a contract with the Checkers on Wednesday, he’ll likely be the starter again in net.
After a disastrous November, Charlotte is playing better in December, but still find itself deep in a hole in the Western Conference standings. The team is in 13th place, but only five points out of the final playoff spot. If the Checkers can continue to play like they’ve been playing, they can easily reach the playoffs again.