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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.

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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.