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The Buffalo Sabres have signed Jeff Skinner to an eight-year contract worth $72.0 million ($9.0M AAV).

Skinner was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st but is now signed through the 2026-27 season. Skinner set a new career-high and led the Sabres with 40 goals and ranked third on the team with 63 points in 82 games. Skinner spent 70 percent of his 5v5 minutes on the top-line with Jack Eichel and the duo outscored the opposition 53-to-43 (per

Source: Buffalo Sabres 06/8/19, 10:16 am EST

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Skinner (neck) is expected to return to the Hurricanes’ lineup on Friday.

Skinner has missed the last two games with a stiff neck, but was on the ice for the morning skate and is expected to play tonight vs. the Coyotes. Skinner, who has been skating on the third line, has just three goals and two assists (five points) in his last 16 games.

Source: Chip Alexander 03/3/17, 6:25 am EST

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Skinner (neck) will not play on Wednesday; could return on Friday.

Skinner was sent back to Carolina to be reevaluated prior to Tuesday’s game and the Hurricanes announced he doesn’t have a concussion and is dealing with a stiff neck. The Hurricanes played with seven defensemen last night, but have recalled Patrick Brown and Andrej Nestrasil for tonight’s game in Tampa Bay. Look for Skinner to be back in on Friday.

Source: @NHLCanes 03/1/17, 12:13 pm EST

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Skinner (mid-body) will be a game-time decision on Friday.

Skinner missed Tuesday’s game in Detroit, but took part in Friday’s morning skate and will be a game-time decision for the Hurricanes’ home opener vs. the Rangers. Skinner has enjoyed a hot-start to the season, picking up six points (2G / 4A) in five games this season.

Source: @NHLCanes 10/28/16, 7:20 am EST

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Skinner missed Monday’s practice and is questionable for Tuesday’s game in Detroit.

Skinner did not appear to be hurt in Saturday’s loss to the Flyers, but he was mixed up in a fight with Wayne Simmonds. Head coach Bill Peters said that Skinner is not concussed thinks “he’s OK.” Skinner’s availability for Tuesday’s game remains up in the air so monitor his status during the Hurricanes’ gameday skate.

Source: Chip Alexander 10/25/16, 5:58 am EST

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Skinner will play on the Hurricanes second line on Thursday.

Skinner has no points and a minus-5 rating in his last nine games, but will move to the second line with Viktor Rask and Alexander Semin tonight vs. the Coyotes. Hopefully the move will spark some offence from the former 30-goal scorer, who is on pace for just 17 goals and 15 assists (33 points) this season.

Source: Chantel McCabe 02/5/15, 11:04 am EST

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Skinner (illness) will be back in the Hurricanes lineup on Sunday afternoon.

Skinner missed Friday's game with an illness, but will be back in the lineup this afternoon vs. the Bruins. Skinner has not recorded a point while posting a minus-5 rating in his last five games. He has 16 points (8G / 8A) in 33 games this season.

Source: Michael Smith 01/4/15, 6:00 am EST

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Skinner is skating on the Hurricanes top-line this morning.

Skinner was moved up to the top-line with Eric Staal and Alex Semin in Hurricanes practice this morning. The Canes don't play until Saturday, so we will see if this stays this way before their meeting with the Coyotes. They are still searching for their first win of the year, so no changes will hurt right now.

Source: Chip Alexander 10/30/14, 8:14 am EST

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As expected, Skinner (concussion) will make his season debut on Tuesday.

Skinner missed the first four games of the season with a concussion he suffered in the preseason, but he will play tonight vs. the Jets. Skinner is an elite goal scorer and that was evidenced by his 33 goals in 71 games last season. He will skate on a line with Victor Rask and Elias Lindholm in his season debut.

Source: Michael Smith 10/21/14, 9:11 am EST

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Skinner (concussion) has been removed from injured reserve.

Skinner missed his fourth straight game after suffering a concussion in the preseason, but the Hurricanes are off until Tuesday so he has time to rest and will should be in the lineup against the Jets. As a corresponding roster move, the sent Brody Sutter and Patrick Brown back to the AHL.

Source: Ken Preston 10/17/14, 7:47 am EST

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Skinner (concussion) is skating this morning, but not taking line rushes.

Typically a player who is available for the evening's game will take part in line rushes with the line that he will play with that night, with Skinner not taking part, it suggests he is not ready to return to the lineup on Thursday. Expect an update following the morning skate.

Source: Chip Alexander 10/16/14, 7:37 am EST

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Skinner (concussion) will travel with the team, decision on his status will come Thursday.

Skinner was a full participant in Hurricanes practice this morning and skated on the third line with Brad Malone and Patrick Brown. He will probably take part in the morning skate and the Hurricanes will see how he feels before deciding whether or not he will play against the Rangers.

Source: Michael Smith 10/15/14, 9:17 am EST

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