Mar 13, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal (11) battles in the corner with the Buffalo Sabres defensemen Mike Weber (6) during the third period at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday Carolina Hurricanes Report

November 9, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Chris Terry (58) scores a shootout goal against the Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding (37) at PNC Center. The Minnesota Wild defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes News

  • The Hurricanes defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets last night, 3-1. Read the recap here.
  • Some of that win could have come from Kirk Muller’s demands at practice (Cardiac Cane)
  • How the Charlotte Checkers plan to survive without Chris Terry, who is the team’s co-leading scorer (Checkers Website)
  • Corey Sznajder breaks down the Canes’ neutral zone play (Shutdown Line)

Charlotte Checkers Preview

The Checkers won’t have much time to prepare for life without Chris Terry as they take on the Norfolk Admirals tonight at 7:15 p.m.

In six previous meetings, Charlotte has a 4-2 record over the Admirals including a 3-2 win on March 4.

The Checkers were relying on Terry heavily before his recall, as he played on the team’s first line with Brett Sutter and Justin Shugg. Now the offensive production will fall more on Zach Boychuk and Aaron Palushaj, who bring most of the offense.

However, the veteran’s absence could mean a bigger role for Victor Rask, who has played fourth-line center of late. Terry hasn’t been replaced on the top line, but Rask could be a good option.

One positive for the Checkers is the play of the netminders, who have both been playing strong lately.

The Checkers are four points out of the last playoff spot in the West and have a game in hand.

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