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The Hurricanes have cut Lee Stempniak’s conditioning stint short due to an upper-body injury.

Stempniak was with Charlotte (AHL) on a conditioning stint as he works his way towards his season debut after missing the first five weeks of the season with a back injury that he’s been dealing with since the offseason. Stempniak is reportedly dealing with an upper-body injury, so it might be an entirely new injury and could land him back on IR as a result. The Hurricanes are playing well without the veteran winger, so they will not rush him back for a game in November. When he is healthy, he is expected to slide onto the third line for Brock McGinn.

Source: Cory Lavalette 11/13/17, 4:08 am EST

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Stempniak is day-to-day with back and hip soreness.

Stempniak underwent an MRI last week, but the Hurricanes have not released a statement regarding his injury status. The veteran winger’s status for the season opener remains up in the air, but his injury opens the door for this summer’s No.12 overall pick (Martin Necas) to start the season in the NHL.

Source: Chip Alexander 09/26/17, 6:02 am EST

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The Hurricanes have signed Lee Stempniak to a two-year deal worth $5 million ($2.5M AAV).

Stempniak’s tour around the NHL continues as he has now signed with his 10th NHL team and seventh in the last four seasons. Despite moving around frequently, his offensive ability has remained consistent. He is coming off of a great season, where he recorded 19 goals and 32 assists (51 points) in 82 games with the Devils (63) and the Bruins (19). Stempniak figures to play a top-6 role in Carolina.

Source: Bob McKenzie 07/4/16, 11:05 am EST

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The Bruins have acquired Lee Stempniak from the Devils for two draft picks.

Stempniak, 33, is no stranger to being traded at the deadline and will now report to his ninth different NHL team. Stempniak rejuvenated his career in New Jersey this season, picking up 16 goals and 25 assists (41 points) in 63 games and now finds himself in Boston where he looks to continue that strong pace.

Source: Elliotte Friedman 03/1/16, 4:50 am EST

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Stempniak (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Islanders.

Stempniak missed Saturday's practice with an illness and his status for today's game in uncertain. The Devils and Islanders faceoff at 5 p.m ET so they won't have a morning skate, so we likely won't get an update on Stempniak's status until a few hours before the game or in warmups.

Source: Tom Gulitti 12/13/15, 6:04 am EST

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The Flames have traded Lee Stempniak to the Penguins for a third-round pick.

The Penguins were shopping for a winger that can replace Pascal Dupuis, who was lost for the season. with a knee injury. Stempniak is expected to replace Brian Gibbons on Sidney Crosby's wing, which will obviously make him an intriguing pick-up. Stempniak has eight goals and 15 assists in 52 games this season. Despite likely landing on a line with Crosby, he has not scored 20 goals since 2006-07. He makes for a speculative add in 12-team leagues.

Source: Darren Dreger 03/5/14, 12:01 pm EST

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