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Hurricanes’ Williams, Vatanen ruled unfit to play in Game 1 vs. Bruins

Hurricanes’ Williams, Vatanen ruled unfit to play in Game 1 vs. Bruins

The Carolina Hurricanes will be without the services of forward Justin Williams and defenceman Sami Vatanen for Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Canes Country Jul 16, 2020
Hurricanes training camp roster bubbles: Battle on the blue line

Hurricanes training camp roster bubbles: Battle on the blue line

Photo by John McCreary/Icon Sportswire via Who sits? Who plays? Has their even been a group of defensemen that goes eight deep like this? Unless you’ve been living under a rock as the Hurricanes have started their Phase 3 training camp in preparation for next month’s return to play, you’ve likely heard that the team is rather deep on the blue line. With the return of the injured Dougie Hamilton and Sami Vatanen, the team has nine defensemen, not counting the injured Brett Pesce. Based on comments from Don Waddell, the Hurricanes would likely need to make the Stanley Cup Final...
Canes Country Jul 14, 2020
Can Sami Vatanen be a key figure in Carolina’s postseason?

Can Sami Vatanen be a key figure in Carolina’s postseason?

Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via One of the Hurricanes’ newest additions is finally healthy, but now finds himself fighting for the opportunity to even return to the ice for a game. At the 2019-20 NHL trade deadline, down two elite right-handed defensemen to long-term injuries, the Carolina Hurricanes went out and got not just one but two new right-handed defensemen in Brady Skjei and Sami Vatanen. Now, hockey’s gearing up to return and the Hurricanes are looking at eight, legit NHL defensemen and wondering who the hell is going to make the final cut and Vatanen is one of those players...
Canes Country Jul 14, 2020
Sami Vatanen: ‘I’m ready to go.’

Sami Vatanen: ‘I’m ready to go.’

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The now healthy Finnish defenseman is looking forward to the chance to make an impact for the Hurricanes in this postseason. When the Hurricanes acquired him from the New Jersey Devils at the trade deadline, Sami Vatanen likely never thought he’d have to wait this long to even get into a team practice. He was injured at the time of the trade, and then, of course, the COVID-19 shutdown hit. Vatanen spoke with the media via Zoom Tuesday to discuss his path to this point. On what the situation has been like for him: It’s been a little weird. I came here and I...

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