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Gleason registered an assist - just his sixth point of the season - during Saturday's shootout loss to St. Louis. He also recorded five PIM and two hits.

Gleason has never been a big scorer, but brings a physical edge to the Canes' lineup. He is currently tied with Brad Malone for the team lead in hits with 91, and is third in PIM with 35. If you're in a deeper fantasy league that counts these secondary stat categories, Gleason may be of some use to you. But in scoring-only formats, he's fodder.

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Gleason (undisclosed) will return to action Saturday against the Lightning.

Gleason ended up leaving Tuesday's game after experiencing blurred vision in his eye following a fight, but the issue cleared up over the three-day holiday break. He'll slot in on the Hurricanes' third defensive pairing next to Michal Jordan.

Tim Gleason D CAR 1 Month

Gleason left Tuesday's game against the Devils with an undisclosed injury and didn't return, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

Gleason appeared to suffer the injury following a fight with New Jersey's Jordin Tootoo. After serving his five-minute penalty, Gleason never returned to the bench. The Hurricanes should provide an update on his condition after the game.

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Gleason scored his first goal of the season in Monday's 4-1 win over the Flames.

Gleason was forced to miss the team's last two games with an upper body injury, but was able to return on Monday in time to pick up his third point of the year. His career-best mark was 21 points and that came nine seasons ago, so there's not much fantasy upside here.

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Gleason (upper body) participated in the team's morning skate Monday, Michael Smith of the team's official site reports.

Gleason missed Saturday's matchup with the Capitals due to the injury, but looks like he could return to the lineup Monday. The blueliner has two assists through 11 games, and should be considered a game-time decision unless we hear more.

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Gleason (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Capitals, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Though Gleason will miss his second straight contest, the Hurricanes are still labeling his injury as day-to-day at this point. With only two points and a minus-2 rating through 11 games, Gleason isn't exactly an indispensable player for the Hurricanes, who can afford to let him take as much time as he needs to recuperate.

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Gleason (undisclosed) will not play Friday against the Blue Jackets, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Gleason was back on the ice for morning skate after sitting out Thursday's practice with the injury, but it doesn't sound like the Hurricanes are comfortable using him in a game just yet. John-Michael Liles will enter the lineup in place of Gleason on Friday.

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Gleason did not take part in Thursday's practice, Hurricanes reporter Chantel McCabe reports.

The reason for Gleason's absence was not provided, but he could be dealing with some sort of injury, as he was forced to the locker room during the Hurricanes' last game Tuesday. Expect an update on his status prior to the Hurricanes' next game Friday night.

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Gleason, who is second on the team in hits with 12 over four games, has renewed his focus towards playing with a physical edge, Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Gleason's increased tenacity is putting him on pace for 246, which would be the most he's registered since the 215 he tossed around back in 2010-11. Gleason doesn't score much, but for those if you in deep leagues that count peripheral stats like hits and blocked shots, Gleason typically shows well in those categories.

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Gleason's played in his fourth game of the preseason Sunday against the Capitals. He saw 18:12 worth of ice time, including 2:35 on the penalty kill.

This is a good example of how Gleason is likely to be used once the regular season gets underway. He is primarily a stay-at-home, shutdown type of defenseman whose primary responsbility is keeping pucks out of his own net. He will likely play on the Canes' third defensive pairing, either with John-Michael Liles or Jay Harrison.