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The Hurricanes activated Semin (lower body) from injured reserve Saturday.

Semin has missed Carolina's last five games, but this activation paves the way for him to return Sunday against the Rangers. However, he had just one goal and six points in 21 games before the injury.

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Semin (lower body) has been ruled out for a return to action Saturday against the Rangers, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Semin participated in Saturday's morning session and looks to be close to playing, but coach Bill Peters opted to hold him out for an additional day. It's possible the Hurricanes wanted to avoid returning him to action amid a back-to-back scenario, so it wouldn't be especially surprising if he was activated in time for Sunday's rematch with the Rangers in New York. Though Semin's return is near, he's not worthy of a speculative add, as he amassed just one goal and six points in 21 games before landing on IR.

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Semin (lower body) was on the ice for Saturday's morning skate, but it's unclear if he'll play later in the evening against the Rangers.

Coach Bill Peters acknowledged earlier in the week that it was possible Semin might return over the weekend, and he made a strong case early Saturday by taking part in rushes with the fourth line. However, he remained on the ice for extra work when most of the regulars departed, suggesting that he might not be quite ready to go. Expect Peters to provide official word on his status in the coming hours.

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Head coach Bill Peters hopes Semin (lower body) will be able to return to action this weekend, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports.

Semin will miss at least one more game Thursday night, but he has nearly recovered from his lower body injury, so it's possible he could be in the lineup for one or both of the two games the Hurricanes will play against the Rangers this weekend.

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Semin (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

The announcement shouldn't catch anyone off guard after coach Bill Peters noted after Wednesday's practice that Semin wasn't close to suiting up for games. With his return timetable indefinite, Semin's placement on IR will free up a roster spot for Brett Bellemore (lower body), who is now healthy after missing the previous seven games.

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Coach Bill Peters said Wednesday that Semin (lower body) isn't nearing a return to action, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

As a result, expect Semin to sit out his second straight game Thursday versus the Lightning, with Saturday's tilt in Philadelphia seemingly a long shot as well. The winger's third season in Carolina has been an absolute disaster, as he's notched just one goal and six points in 21 games.

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Semin will not play Monday due to an undisclosed injury, Mike Maniscalco of WRAL Sports reports.

It's not clear what type of setback Semin is dealing with, but he will be unavailable Monday. Expect an update on his status as more details become available.

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In his 20th game of the season, Semin finally broke through with his first goal of the year -- and his 500th NHL point -- in a 2-1 loss to the Capitals on Thursday

In a piece of mild irony, the previously scoreless Semin was the only one who could score on Braden Holtby in this one. A three-time 30-goal man who put 22 in the net last year, Semin has been off to a truly miserable start this year. His lack of goals hasn't really been bad luck -- he's gone without a single shot on goal a whopping seven times in 20 games, and Thursday's five shots represent a season high. Maybe he's turning a corner, or maybe he just got up for this game against his old Washington mates.

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Semin will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Kings.

It's the second time this month that Semin has been a healthy scratch, as coach Bill Peters appears to be growing frustrated with his lack of production. Semin has no goals and five points over 14 games and has seen his average ice time drop over three minutes from a season earlier.

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Semin (upper body) will play in Tuesday's game against the Stars, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports.

Semin will return to action after sitting out the last two games. He will skate on the Hurricanes' second line next to Riley Nash and opposite Nathan Gerbe.