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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.

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Semin (upper body) will not play in Sunday's game against the Sharks, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.

This will be the second game that Semin will miss due to the injury, after missing Saturday's game against the Bruins. This injury came at a bad time for Semin as he was just starting to pick up some offensive momentum. The 30-year-old winger has not scored a goal this season but has added five assists in 13 games played.

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Semin will miss Saturday's game against the Bruins with an upper-body injury.

It's unclear at what point Semin sustained the injury, but it will sideline the winger just as he was starting to establish some semblance of offensive momentum. Semin saw his three-game point streak come to an end in Thursday's loss to the Jets, but has still been a huge disappointment on the season. The 30-year-old has attempted just 16 shots in 13 games and has yet to find the back of the net. His status for Sunday's game against the Sharks is uncertain at this time.

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After sitting out as a healthy scratch for the previous two games, Semin is back in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup against the Blue Jackets.

"I'd like to see [Semin] work, work real hard, work similar to what our twelve forwards who have been in the lineup the last two games have worked," coach Bill Peters said. "I thought our work ethic has been very good and I think it's contagious, so I'd like to see him compete at the level we're at and play at the pace the league is at." Hopefully the benching is enough to light a fire under Semin and restore some of his fantasy value that has deteriorated so far this season. Semin is once again expected to skate on the Canes' top line alongside Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty.

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Semin remains on track to be a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Coyotes.

After the players expected to play Saturday left the ice during morning skate, Semin remained to take part in extra work, seemingly confirming that he'll spend Saturday's game in the press box. Semin probably won't become a routine healthy scratch for the Hurricanes, but it's evident that the team is disappointed in his lack of offensive production. He's contributed only two points (no goals) and 12 shots on goal over eight games.