As the Carolina Hurricanes enjoyed a day off before another short road trip, the team received positive news. Three points in the last two games are good news to start.
Just as Mrs. Doubtfire said, “help is on the way!”
As reported earlier today by Walt Ruff, Max Pacioretty, and Teuvo Teravainen were working on the ice with Peter Harrold and Justin Williams prior to the Hurricane’s practice.
Seeing the two skating and participating in some light drills is a delight. Two very important players in the success of the Hurricane’s season.
Teravanien has been off to a slow start but was recently injured in the victory against the Edmonton Oilers.
Coach, Rod Brind’Amour, recently advised that none of the injured players would be back soon so this is the group for the near future.
Pacioretty was acquired in the off-season from the Las Vegas Golden Knights but later had to have surgery on his torn Achilles.
A big blow to Don Waddell’s plans, but the team has the depth to compete for the first half of the season. With the recent injuries, panic is starting to set in for the club.
Although both players are not near seeing game action, it is a relief to see them both on the ice and doing drills. The recovery is moving as planned and it is more likely to see Teravainen in a game before Pacioretty.
Although Teravainen had been off to a slow start, he is a pivotal piece to the top line.
With secondary scoring being a problem so far this season, it will be nice to add another player that can put the puck in the net for the second half.
Pacioretty was brought to Carolina to for his leadership and ability to play a solid two-way role on the second or third line.
Like a trade-deadline pickup, Pacioretty will bring a boost to the lineup and help the special teams.
Both players are on their paths to recovery and that is a good sign as the Hurricanes head to Minnesota to start a short road trip.
Picking up important points will be the focus as they battle for the Metropolitan division.