Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pitkanen Out Again

The Hurricanes are not getting much mileage out of defenseman Joni Pitkanen this season, as he's back on the shelf with another (or possibly the same) lower-body injury, that has been putting him on and taking him off fairly often.

Pitkanen has only played in 13 games for Carolina, scoring one goal and four assists, which is a far cry from where the Hurricanes need him to be, which is 100%.

ImplicationsThat being said, this week will be it for Pitkanen on Ryan's team, as he has elected to drop him in the Waiver Draft. He can't sit around and wait for Pitkanen to be 100%, which may not even come this year.

On the Sheet, Pitkanen is a Box 27 player, who has been taken three times. This isn't a very point-heavy box, but there is a clear favourite to take and that's Kimmo Timonen, who is far and away the best point producer at 12 points, leading 2nd place by 5 points.

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