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Canes’ Skinner (upper-body) could return Friday

Nov 14, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

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Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner has been out of their lineup since October 24, but he might return to action as soon as tomorrow.

Skinner skated at practice on Thursday in a yellow non-contact jersey, but coach Kirk Muller believes he could play against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday as Chip Alexander of the News & Observer reports.

“When he feels he’s ready to go he’ll be a player,” Muller said.

Muller added that they’re getting players back and there will be some decisions to make. The Hurricanes have won three of their last four games and their one loss came in a shootout to the Minnesota Wild. Skinner’s return would almost certainly mean he’s back in, but the question moves to who would come out to make room for him.

  1. storminator16 - Nov 14, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Back in time for Jeff Skinner bobble head night. How fitting. (although it was a hand injury this time)

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