Alexander Semin LW CAR 3 days ago

Semin (hamstring) is slated to play Sunday against the Bruins, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

With Semin, who missed Saturday's game, back in the lineup, Brad Malone looks like the odd man out for Carolina up front on Sunday.

Alexander Semin LW CAR 4 days ago

Semin is not participating in warmups prior to Saturday's game against New Jersey and will not play, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Semin is dealing with a hamstring injury and missed Saturday's morning skate. Patrick Dwyer figures to fill in for Semin against the Devils.

Alexander Semin LW CAR 4 days ago

Semin is expected to miss Saturday's game against the Devils due to a hamstring injury, Chantel McCabe of FOX Sports Florida reports.

Semin missed the Hurricanes' morning skate Saturday to receive further evaluation on the injury, so it appears safe to count him out for at least one game. Patrick Dwyer is expected to reenter the lineup in Semin's stead.

Alexander Semin LW CAR 5 days ago

Semin missed Friday's practice due to an undisclosed injury and is questionable to play Saturday against the Devils, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Semin was able to break an eight-game scoring drought with a goal in Thursday's win over the Penguins, but it appears to have come at the cost of his health. Considering the extent to which Semin has struggled this season and with the Hurricanes out of playoff contention, it wouldn't be a surprise if the team decided to err on the side of caution and hold the winger out Saturday.

Alexander Semin LW CAR 1 week ago

Semin was held off the scoresheet for the eighth consecutive game in Monday's loss to the Blackhawks.

No two ways about it - with just 16 points in 47 games, Semin's season has been nothing short of disastrous. What's more, he's currently skating on the Canes' third line and no longer sees any time on the power play. Add it all up, and you get a fantasy value that is hovering dangerously close to zero. Avoid.

Alexander Semin LW CAR 1 month ago

Semin scored his third goal of the season in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

It's been a hugely disappointing season for Semin, but he's attempting to salvage it partially down the stretch as he's tallied four points in his last five contests. Even with seven points since the start of February, the winger has just 15 points on the year, so it's likely too little too late for the 30-year-old.

Alexander Semin LW CAR 1 month ago

Semin practiced as a member of the Hurricanes' top line Thursday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

He'll seemingly get the first crack at replacing Jiri Tlusty, who was dealt to the Jets on Wednesday. With only 14 points and a minus-8 rating over 35 games, Semin has been a massive bust this season, but has shown signs of life of late. He submitted arguably his best game of the season Tuesday against the Flyers, picking up two assists and leading the Hurricanes with seven shot attempts.

Alexander Semin LW CAR 1 month ago

Semin fired a game-high seven shots on goal and tallied two assists -- accompanied by two PIM and a plus-1 rating -- in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Philadelphia.

After going without a shot on goal in four consecutive games, it's nice to see Semin tally up nine shots (and three assists) over the last two contests. Perhaps he's trying to strut his stuff in the interest of escaping Carolina via trade.

Alexander Semin LW CAR 1 month ago

Semin will play Friday against the Maple Leafs.Semin spent the Hurricanes' previous two games in the press box as a healthy scratch. The winger has contributed a little bit more since his return from an upper-body injury in January, but he's still been a huge disappointment in his second season in Carolina. He's provided a measly two goals and 11 points in 32 games.

Alexander Semin LW CAR 2 months ago

Semin has two points in four games since returning from a four-game stint as a healthy scratch. "He's bought in, he's worked hard recently in practice," coach Bill Peters said Wednesday. "He's been good in the games. He's been competitive. He's played with more pace and he's made play. He's playing as good as he has all year."It's nice to see Semin putting up points on the board once again, but he likely feels he has something to prove after being in the coach's doghouse; one wonders how long it will take for the usual complacency we're used to seeing from him creep back in. In any event, for those fantasy owners who rely on him, you may as well put him in your lineups as long as he's producing -- it may not last. For now, he continues to skate on the Canes' third line with Andrej Nestrasil and Nathan Gerbe, averaging roughly 16 minutes of ice time, including 1:40 on the second power play unit.