Matt Calvert had two goals and an assist and rookie Marko Dano also scored twice in the third period in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 6-3 exhibition victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
The Hurricanes kept their roster largely intact this offseason. Instead, they’re counting on the new management team of coach Bill Peters and general manager Ron Francis to jolt Carolina back into the postseason.
HURRICANES LOSE FOR 3RD TIME IN 4 PRESEASON OUTINGS
David Backes, Joakim Lindstrom and Vladimir Tarasenko scored to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 exhibition victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
Carolina Hurricanes' center Jordan Staal will undergo surgery Friday in Raleigh for fractured right fibula and is expected to miss at least three months.
Defenseman Ryan Murphy had a goal and an assist and Drew MacIntyre made 24 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 4-2 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.
Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal broke his lower right leg in a preseason game at Buffalo on Tuesday night, general manager Ron Francis said. Francis said he didn’t have a timetable for Staal’s recovery.
Tuesday's sports highlights in brief ...
The Carolina Hurricanes add a goalie and a wingman.
Goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic and Josh Wesley, the son of former Hurricanes defenseman Glen Wesley, were among the six players selected Saturday by the Carolina Hurricanes on the second and final day of the 2014 NHL Draft.
CAROLINA HURRICANES GRAB DEFENSEMAN HAYDN FLEURY WITH NO. 7 PICK
The Carolina Hurricanes have picked Canadian defenseman Haydn Fleury (6-2, 203) with the No. 7 overall pick in Friday night's NHL Draft. ...Aaron Ekblad (6-3, 213), 18, was the No. 1 overall pick by the Florida Panthers ...
The NHL’s Central Scouting Service ranks Fleury, 17, ninth among North American skaters and second among defensemen.
“He probably epitomizes the so-called safe pick,” said Tony MacDonald, the Canes lead amateur scout. “He’s probably going to play for you for 10-12 years and give you great service. He’s a very reliable, solid guy.”
The 2013-14 season marked Fleury’s second full season with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League. As an alternate captain, he paced team defensemen in scoring with 46 points (8g, 38a) in 70 games. That output was more than double the 19 points (4g, 15a) he recorded in 66 games as a rookie, which was still good for third-best among team defensemen.
“He skates very, very well and moves the puck well,” MacDonald said.
Additionally, the 6-foot-3, 203-pound defenseman finished at a team-high plus-15 on a Red Deer squad that had a minus-10 goal differential and failed to qualify for the postseason.
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Bill Peters was introduced Friday as the Hurricanes new coach, the first big hire made by new Carolina general manager Ron Francis. Now it’s up to Peters to prove it was shrewd move. ... Plus: Listing of NHL Draft 1st Round positions. Canes to pick 7th.
The Carolina Hurricanes have hired Detroit Red Wings assistant Bill Peters as their new coach.
The Penguins fired Todd Bylsma, the franchise’s all-time winningest coach, on Friday while hiring Jim Rutherford away from the Carolina Hurricanes to replace Ray Shero as general manager. Rutherford’s first decision was to end the three weeks of limbo for Bylsma, whose star-laden teams had fallen well short of the Stanley Cup since winning it all in 2009.
The Carolina Hurricanes haven't skated in the National Hockey League playoffs in five seasons.