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Skinner (concussion) will make his regular season debut Tuesday at Winnipeg, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports. "He looks hungry and ready to go," according to head coach Bill Peters.
Skinner missed the Canes' first four games of the season after suffering the injury during the preseason, but has reportedly looked sharp in practices lately. He will try to provide a boost to a struggling Carolina squad that is still looking for its first win of the season (0-2-2).
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Skinner (concussion) was activated from injured reserve Friday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Although Skinner was unable to return to action Thursday as the Hurricanes had hoped, it appears that with a few practices over the weekend, he'll make his season debut in the team's next game on Oct. 21 versus Winnipeg. Skinner skated on the second line with Victor Rask and Elias Lindholm at Friday's practice, and it appears he'll stick there once the Hurricanes resume play. His return should be a welcome development for a scoring-starved Hurricanes squad that had already been playing without both Staal brothers.
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Skinner (concussion) has been ruled out of Thursday's contest versus the Rangers, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Skinner joined the Hurricanes in New York and was on the ice for morning skate, but with only one full-contact practice on his ledger since sustaining the concussion, coach Bill Peters understandably wasn't comfortable using him Thursday. The Hurricanes will receive a much-needed five-day break in the schedule after Thursday's tilt, which should allow Skinner to pick up enough practice time before the team plays their next game Tuesday against Winnipeg.
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Skinner (concussion) didn't wear a no-contact jersey at Wednesday's practice.
Skinner will travel with the Hurricanes to New York in advance of Thursday's game with the Rangers, with a decision on his status for the contest to come down following morning skate. With three of the Hurricanes' other top players in Eric Staal, Jordan Staal and Andrej Sekera seemingly unlikely to play Thursday, Skinner's potential return would represent a welcome development.
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Skinner (concussion) could return to the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Skinner will skate in Tuesday's morning skate, but won't be in the lineup against the Sabres. He could return Thursday, though, to make his season debut, and provide an offensive threat for the injury riddled Canes.
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Skinner (concussion) was placed on injured reserve by the Hurricanes on Sunday, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.
Skinner suffered the concussion in an Oct. 5 preseason game and missed the team's first two games as a result. His placement on injured reserve likely means he will be out longer, though concussions don't typically have a timetable.
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Skinner has been diagnosed with a concussion, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Skinner suffered the injury during the Hurricanes final preseason game, and will likely miss the season opener Friday because of it. The 22-year-old racked up 33 goals and 21 assists in 71 games last season, and should be one of Carolina's leading scorers again when healthy,
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Skinner (upper body) will be reevaluated Monday after he was forced out of Sunday's preseason game.
Coach Bill Peters relayed after Sunday's game that Skinner feels fine, but a definite update on his status will be given Monday after he's examined further. His past history of concussions is alarming so it'll be important to see how he feels Monday to determine his status moving forward.
Jeff Skinner LW CAR 16 Days
Skinner left Sunday's preseason game early with an upper body injury and did not return, Chip Alexander of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Skinner has had a history of concussions last season that caused him to miss a significant amount of time. The team hasn't indicated that is the case but another report seemed to hint that it is a possibility. The injury may leave his status in doubt for the Hurricanes' regular season opener Oct. 10.
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Skinner saw 17:14 worth of ice time in Monday's 3-1 preseason loss to the Blues, skating primarily on a line with Elias Lindholm and Riley Nash.
Skinner, who has battled concussions on numerous occasions in the past, played close to a full season last year and comes into this season fully healthy. He will be a top-six player for the Canes this year and will look to improve on last season's 54-point effort - his highest total since his rookie season (63 points in 2010-11). He makes for a fine mid- to late-round selection in most standard fantasy formats.