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Gleason to make season debut, Skinner out for ‘Canes tonight

Oct 25, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

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The Carolina Hurricanes will get Tim Gleason back in the lineup for Friday’s game against Colorado, but will be without the services of Jeff Skinner.

Gleason, 30, will make his season debut after suffering a concussion during the preseason, one that cost him the first 10 games of the year. It’ll also mark the 600th NHL contest of Gleason’s career.

The news is not so good for ‘Canes forward Jeff Skinner, though. Skinner is dealing with an upper-body injury that isn’t believed to be too serious — he skated at the Pepsi Center on Friday — but will hold him out tonight, and possibly for Monday’s game against Pittsburgh.

The Skinner loss is a big one for Carolina’s offense. He has three goals and nine points in 10 games this season.

In other lineup moves, veteran blueliner Mike Komisarek will draw back in vs. the Avs after a stint as a healthy scratch, and rookie forward Elias Lindholm will also get on the lineup card after missing time with a shoulder injury.



  1. lonespeed - Oct 26, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Here we go again…great start to the season, Ward out two games, Peters in, two loses. More to come. I’d trade Skinner for Miller. Love Skinner, but can’t win without a goaltender and Skinner is young enough and proven enough for someone to give up a top line goalie. Buffalo can lose 4-2 every night with Miller or 6-3 without him.

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