NHL Hockey

Carolina Hurricanes (2-0)


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Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi primed for Montreal return

MONTREAL (AP) After signing a surprising offer sheet in restricted free agency with the Carolina Hurricanes in late August, Jesperi Kotkaniemi waited seven days to see if the Montreal Canadiens would match the one-year, $6.1 million deal.

"That week went really fast," Kotkaniemi recalled Tuesday. "Didn't think about that too much, just try to live my normal life during that. Just enjoy the moment."

The Canadiens, of course, decided to walk away from the contract with Kotkaniemi despite selecting him third overall in the 2018 NHL draft. The 21-year-old Kotkaniemi and his Hurricanes will be in Montreal on Thursday night for a game that was circled the moment his move was made official.

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Leaders
Points: A. Svechnikov4
Plus/Minus: E. Bear2
Shots on Goal: A. Svechnikov11
PIM: B. Skjei4
Win: F. Andersen2
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 9 (7)
Shots: 73 (15)
PP%: 22.2% (14)
Penalty Minutes: 14 (28)
Assists: 14 (13)
SH Goals: 0 (9)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Pittsburgh 2 0 1 5
NY Rangers 2 1 1 5
Carolina 2 0 0 4
Columbus 2 0 0 4
Philadelphia 1 0 1 3
Washington 1 0 1 3
New Jersey 1 0 0 2
NY Islanders 0 2 0 0
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 5 (21)
Shots Against: 68 (18)
PK%: 100.0% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 18 (25)
Shutouts: 0 (6)
Sv%: 0.926 (11)
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/11 J. Rees Knee (IR)
9/21 J. Gardiner Back (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/13 J. Drury Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
10/13 E. Makiniemi Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
10/11 E. Makiniemi Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
10/11 S. Noesen Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
10/11 M. Lajoie Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
10/11 C. Smith Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
10/11 J. Leivo Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
10/11 E. Gelinas Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
10/10 R. Suzuki Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
10/10 A. Lyon Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
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