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Hurricanes Hire Rod Brind’Amour

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The Carolina Hurricanes have found their new head coach as the team has promoted former team captain Rod Brind’Amour to head coach.

Additionally, the team announced that team president Don Waddell will take over as the full-time general manager after serving as the acting general manager.

Brind’Amour, who captained the Hurricanes to their lone Stanley Cup championship in 2006, will replace Bill Peters, who opted out of his contract last month and took the gig as the head coach of the Calgary Flames.

“Rod is the greatest leader in the history of this franchise, and has earned the opportunity to take charge of our locker room,” Waddell said in a statement. “We spoke to a number of candidates for this position, but our conversations with staff and players consistently returned to the same person.

“Rod’s fresh ideas, ability to motivate and understanding of what it takes to bring a championship to Raleigh will help our young team take the next step toward competing to bring the Cup back to North Carolina.”

 

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Hurricanes’ Valentin Zykov Assigned To AHL On Conditioning Loan

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Carolina Hurricanes forward Valentin Zykov has been heavily shopped on the trade market as of later, but without any deals in the works the Hurricanes have decided that they will assign Zykov to the minors on a conditioning loan.

By doing so, Zykov, 23, will still be able to play with a professional team, the Charlotte Checkers, as the Hurricanes continue to find a deal. Zykov has appeared in only 13 games for Carolina this season, notching less than 10 minutes of ice time on average.

 

 

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Hurricanes Activate Goalie Scott Darling

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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling has been officially activated from injured reserve Monday and then subsequently assigned to the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers on a conditioning stint,  Hurricanes’ general manager Don Waddell announced on Monday.

Darling will suit up on Wendesday for the Checkers as they take on the Utica Comets and it will mark Darling’s first appearance since suffering a lower-body injury during Carolina’s final preseason contest back on September 30th.

Darling is looking to bounce back following a rough 2017-2018 campaign.

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Hurricanes’ Scott Darling Out 2 Weeks

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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling will miss two weeks of action due to a lower-body injury, Canes head coach Rod Brind’Amour announced, according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer.

Darling suffered the injury during Sunday’s preseason contest against the Nashville Predators and the injury was described by Brind’Amour as a hamstring issue following the game.

Darling signed a four-year, $16.6-million contract with Carolina last offseason and struggled during his first year, going 13-21-7 with an .888 save percentage.

 

 

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