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Semin (upper body) will not play in Saturday's game against the Lightning.

Semin didn't even travel with the team to Tampa Bay, suggesting he might not be particularly close to a return. Despite the name recognition he carries, savvy fantasy owners probably shouldn't count on him at this point, as injuries and ineffectiveness have diminished most of his value. He's been limited to just 22 games this season and has provided one goal, six points and a minus-9 rating during that time.

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Semin (upper body) will miss Tuesday's game against the Jets, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

Semin's absence from practice Monday foreshadowed his unavailability for Tuesday's contest against the Devils. The Hurricanes recalled Brendan Woods on Monday, who will likely draw into the lineup Tuesday in Semin's place. The team has a three-day Christmas break following Tuesday's contest, which could allow him to return for the team's next game Saturday against the Lightning.

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Semin (undisclosed) didn't take part in Carolina's practice Monday, Michael Smith of Hurricanes.NHL.com reports.

Semin was likely held out of practice for maintenance reasons, although it might be worth keeping an eye on with Monday's recall of Brendan Woods. The 30-year-old should be considered day-to-day heading into Tuesday's game against the Devils as a result of his absence from Monday's practice.

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Semin was activated from injured reserve Saturday and will return to the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

Semin's injury has cost a couple of weeks, but he will finally return to the lineup. He has just one goal in 21 games this season, a ratio the Sabres would like to improve drastically moving forward.

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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.