Skinner to make return tonight versus Jets

Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner will make his season debut tonight in Winnipeg after missing four games with a concussion.

Carolina is the only team in the league that’s yet to win a game.

“I hope that I can help the guys get it done,” Skinner said, per NHL.com. “For me coming back, I’m just going to try to keep it simple. I think that as a team we’ve been getting better. Just keep building on the good things in our game and hopefully I can add to that. It’s a big game because it could be the start of a big road trip for us.”

The ‘Canes have actually managed to take their last two games to the shootout, losing to the Sabres and Rangers. And in addition to Skinner, they’ll also get Andrej Sekera back after the d-man crashed hard into the boards versus the Sabres and missed the Rangers game.

Carolina will still be without injured players Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, Patrick Dwyer, and John-Michael Liles.

The ‘Canes’ opponents, the Jets, are also desperate for a win tonight, after four straight losses has put them in an early hole.

 

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