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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.

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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.

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Despite being only 21 years of age, Jeff Skinner is expected to be a veteran presence next season.

Skinner has already played four seasons in the NHL and notched his second 30-plus goal season in 2013-14 as he found the back of the net 33 times to lead the Hurricanes. "I don't think it will be new or outside of my nature," Skinner said. "Everybody deals with that kind of thing in their own sort of way. I was a leader in junior (hockey) and I feel more comfortable every year I'm here. It's not something that you can set out and say you're going to do this. It's a little more abstract than that. For me, personally, it's something you grow into and something you earn as you go."

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Carolina Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner scored two goals on Sunday to set a new career-high with 33 goals.

Skinner edges the 31 tallies he collected as a rookie in 2010-11, although he didn't top the 63 points he generated in that impressive campaign. Skinner managed an impressive average being that he was limited to 71 contests, including easily the most SOG (274) of his career. If he can keep firing away next season, he could easily flirt with 40 goals next season.

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Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller thinks Jeff Skinner will develop into a 40-goal scorer.

"I think he can, yeah," coach Kirk Muller said Saturday. "He's had a few stretches where he didn't have production and I think because he's young that affects guys who score goals. When you're not scoring, you evaluate your game that way, and I think through maturity you learn that when you don't score you work to keep the other things in your game. You just keep level-headed. When he does that and gets a little more consistent, he has the capability of scoring 40." Skinner has matched his career-high of 31 goals this season. It's worth noting that the 21-year-old has already run into some injury trouble and he'll probably need to have a nearly completely healthy season to reach the 40-goal milestone.

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Erik Cole sees Jeff Skinner as a guy that can reach the 40-goal mark in his career.

"Obviously health is always the biggest issue with anybody," Cole said. "If you're going to be a 40-goal guy you can't really miss too many games. I think Jeff definitely has that ability and has the confidence in himself that he can do that. I think that's kind of always driven him, his belief in himself maybe when other people weren't so sure what he was capable of." Skinner has reached the 30-goal mark for the second time in his career. The 21-year-old forward also has 51 points in 65 games.

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Jeff Skinner scored a goal in Carolina's 2-1 shootout loss to Ottawa Monday evening.

Skinner has points in five straight games now, giving him 30 goals and 19 assists in 64 games this season. Skinner was a nice roll-of-the-dice play this season: Even after two down years and injuries, the ability did not disappear.

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Jeff Skinner sniped a goal, but the Hurricanes came up just short in their 3-2 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Skinner was a nice roll-of-the-dice play this season: Even after two down years and injuries, the ability did not disappear. The 21-year-old has rewarded fantasy owners in a big way. He has goals in four straight games now, giving him 29 on the year, with 48 points. Andrei Loktionov potted a goal as well in the loss. Riley Nash had two helpers.

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Jeff Skinner scored a goal in Carolina's 3-0 win over Florida on Thursday.

Skinner is on a three-game point streak. He has 28 goals and 47 points in 62 games this season, which gives him an outside chance of breaking his career-high of 31 goals.