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Ruutu Calls Tucker To Apologize For The Hit

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

Canes forward Tuomo Ruutu said today that he has called Darcy Tucker of the Colorado Avalanche and apologized for the hit from behind that left Tucker with a concussion.

Ruutu was suspended for three games by the NHL for the hit in Friday’s game in Denver.

“It was a bad hit by me,” Ruutu said. “I wasn’t really worried about the suspension. I was worried about the guy.

“It looked pretty bad. It just happened. I think he’s doing better. I’m so sorry about what happened but everything happened so quickly.

“I wish I could get it back but I can’t.”

continued

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  Tags: darcy+tucker, tuomo+ruutu

Tuomo Ruutu Hit On Darcy Tucker

Ruutu received 5 minutes for boarding along with a 10 and game misconduct.

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

...it seems like Darcy Tucker escaped potentially catastrophic injury tonight. After being taken from the ice on a stretcher from Tuomo Ruutu’s hit from behind, eyewitnesses said later tonight that Tucker walked out of the Pepsi Center. He was on his way to the hospital for further tests, but Avs personnel told me Tucker appears to have “escaped” with a concussion and stitches to the head.

read on

added 11:40am, According to Ben Hankinson, Ruutu receives a 3 game suspension.

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  Tags: darcy+tucker, tuomo+ruutu

How’s This For Save Of The Night?

Cam Ward on Bill Guerin.

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Erik Cole Out With Fractured Leg

from the Carolina Hurricanes,

Tests today revealed that Erik Cole suffered a fracture in his lower left leg from last night’s collision with Boston’s Dennis Wideman and will miss 4-6 weeks of game action.

Not exactly what the Canes wanted to hear after an 0-2 start to the season, and certainly some added injury to the insult of the lopsided loss in Boston. A little more adversity than the team had hoped for by the third game of the season, but they’ve had to overcome similar circumstances in the past. Cole had missed Sunday’s practice with the injury, with Tuomo Ruutu moving to Eric Staal’s wing.

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  Tags: erik+cole

Cam Ward Extended

At the Capgeek Twitter they announce Cam Ward has signed a 6yr extension.

The Canes will make it official with a 1pm press conference which will be streamed.

Darren Dreger says the cap hit is $6.3M.

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Aaron Ward Has Connections At U of M

from Mary Caton of the Windsor Star,

Located near the player’s entrance, the party swells to as many as 60 at times and they’ve enjoyed drop-in visits from members of the Detroit Tigers’ baseball team, golfer Jack Nicklaus and numerous U of M alumni.

Persichilli gives full credit for their strategic locale to fellow U of M grad and Wind-sor native, Aaron Ward.

An NHL veteran now playing for the Carolina Hurricanes, Ward is Erica’s cousin.

While hockey doesn’t allow Ward to particpate in many pigskin parties at the moment, he plans to grill hot dogs and sausages right alongside Persichilli when he retires.

“He’s the one who got us to the location we’re at now,” Persichilli said. “We owe it to him.”

read on for more tailgating stories at Michigan…

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  Tags: aaron+ward

Eric Staal ‘Wired’ During Training Camp Practice

Carolina Hurricanes forward Eric Staal was wired for sound recently during training camp practice at the RBC Center in Raleigh.

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Surgery For Pitkanen

from Paul Branecky at CarolinaHurricanes.com,

Defenseman Joni Pitkanen is set to undergo a minor knee procedure today to repair torn cartilage in his knee.  The injury will sideline him for approximately 2-4 weeks.

According to Hurricanes’ Head Trainer and Strength and Conditoining Coach Pete Friesen, Pitkanen suffered the injury while doing leg presses in Finland over the summer.  He attempted to skate through the discomfort at the RecZone earlier this week, but a later MRI showed a small tear.

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  Tags: joni+pitkanen

Carolina Signs Yelle

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Stephane Yelle on a one-year, $550,000 contract.

“Stephane is a proven winner,” said Rutherford. “He adds depth and experience to the Hurricanes at the center position, and he will contribute to the penalty kill.”

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  Tags: stephane+yelle

Hip-Hop Artist & Carolina Hurricanes Go To Court

from Robbi Pickeral of the News & Observer,

Talk about a bad rap.

The Carolina Hurricanes and hip-hop artist Tyrone Banks are suing each other over the use of a tune that the Raleigh resident produced and named after the team in 2007.

In federal lawsuits filed Friday, Banks claims the team breached a contract and infringed on the copyright of his song when it used the song “Carolina Hurricanes” in commercials and on the team Web site without his permission. Meanwhile, the team accused the artist of misusing trademarks by referring to the rap as “the official Carolina Hurricanes song” and by wearing a Canes jersey in promotional material.

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  Tags: tye+banks

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