Carolina Hurricanes News

Mrazek will start Tuesday in Tampa Bay.

Mrazek allowed two goals on 25 shots in the Hurricanes loss in Winnipeg on Sunday. It was Mrazek’s best start in a Carolina jersey and tonight he will make his fourth appearance of the season. Mrazek has a 3.05 GAA and .870 SV% so far and is a risky start against a Lightning team.

Source: Michael Smith 10/16/18, 1:46 pm EST

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McElhinney will start Saturday in Minnesota.

McElhinney allowed three goals on 25 shots in the Hurricanes win over the Canucks on Tuesday. McElhinney has won each of his first two starts since being claimed off of waivers from Toronto. The veteran has stopped 53 of the 57 shots (.930 SV%) he has faced so far, but remains a risky option tonight in Minnesota.

Source: Michael Smith 10/13/18, 3:20 pm EST

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McElhinney will start Tuesday vs. the Canucks.

McElhinney was picked up off of waivers off of Toronto with Scott Darling out to start the season. In his first start with the Hurricanes, McElhinney turned aside 31 of 32 shots in the Hurricanes win in Columbus. With Petr Mrazek struggling in his first couple of starts, McElhinney will get his second start against a Canucks team that has scored nine goals in their first two games.

Source: Chip Alexander 10/9/18, 11:06 am EST

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Mrazek will start Sunday vs. the Rangers.

Mrazek allowed two goals on 20 shots in the Hurricanes overtime loss to the Islanders on Thursday. Mrazek was given the Hurricanes’ second game off, but will draw back back between the pipes this afternoon vs. the Rangers. New York has a thin roster but Mrazek is always a risky option.

Source: Michael Smith 10/7/18, 6:19 pm EST

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Mrazek will start Thursday against the Islanders.

Mrazek enjoyed a breakout season during the 2016 season, but has tied for the league’s worst qualified SV% (.901) in 89 games since. With Scott Darling out to start the regular season, Mrazek will get a shot as the Hurricanes’ No.1 right away. He will be playing behind one of the best possession teams in hockey, so he should see less shots than he became accustom to in Detroit.

Source: Michael Smith 10/2/18, 11:51 pm EST

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The Hurricanes have claimed Curtis McElhinney off of waivers from Toronto.

McElhinney lost the backup job in Toronto to Garret Sparks, so he was placed on waivers and picked up by the Hurricanes. McElhinney figures to serve as Petr Mrazek’s backup while Scott Darling (lower-body) is out, but will likely find himself back on waivers after that.

Source: Bob McKenzie 10/2/18, 11:43 pm EST

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Darling (lower-body) will miss “a couple weeks, for sure.”

Darling suffered a lower-body injury in the Hurricanes’ preseason finale and will miss at least a couple of weeks. Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour said that his MRI revealed “nothing major” but it will still cost him some time to start the season. With Darling out, the Hurricanes will turn to Petr Mrazek as their No.1 for the foreseeable future.

Source: Michael Smith 10/2/18, 11:56 am EST

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Darling left Sunday’s preseason game with a lower-body injury.

Darling was hurt in the Hurricanes’ preseason finale and is questionable for the start of the season thanks to a lower-body ailment. The Hurricanes will turn to Petr Mrazek if Darling misses any time. This is a tough start to the season for the 29-year-old, who will look to improve after a disastrous debut season in Carolina—3.18 GAA and .888 SV% in 43 starts.

Source: Michael Smith 10/1/18, 2:42 pm EST

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Ferland is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Ferland was acquired along with Dougie Hamilton from the Flames this offseason and will look to build off of a career-best 41 points (21G / 20A) in 2018. Ferland will be held off of the ice for “a few days” according to Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour, so it doesn’t sound like he’s in any danger of missing the start of the season.

Source: Chip Alexander 09/24/18, 11:09 pm EST

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The Hurricanes have signed Calvin de Haan to a four-year deal worth $18.2M ($4.55M AAV).

de Haan was one of the biggest defenseman on the market and lands in Carolina, where he’ll be a part of one of the best bluelines in the NHL. de Haan is coming off of a bad shoulder injury, that limited him to 33 games in 2018. However, he was on-pace for a career-high 30 points (3G / 27A) before getting hurt.

Source: Dhiren Mahiban 07/4/18, 9:22 am EST

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