‘Canes activate Skinner from IR

The Carolina Hurricanes finally caught a break in the health department on Friday, as forward Jeff Skinner was activated off IR and should be available for Tuesday’s game in Winnipeg.

To clear room for Skinner, the ‘Canes sent forwards Brody Sutter and Patrick Brown to AHL Charlotte.

Skinner missed Carolina’s first four games of the season with a concussion suffered during the exhibition campaign, when he was hit by ‘Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen on Oct. 5. It marked the third concussion Skinner, 22, has suffered during his brief NHL career; the former Calder Trophy winner missed 16 games during the 2011-12 campaign and additional time during the lockout-shortened ’13 season with concussion and post-concussion syndrome.



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