Canes Corner

A trade, a call-up and a goalie change for the playoff push

Posted April 2, 2013

— The Carolina Hurricanes find themselves just three points out of a playoff spot with 14 games remaining despite losing eight of their last nine games. With that ever-important push upon them, changes are starting.

To start the day Tuesday, Carolina traded forward Adam Hall for defenseman and power play specialist Marc-Andre Bergeron. Head coach Kirk Muller is familiar with newly acquired Bergeron, who should be in the lineup tonight, because he coached him when was an assistant in Montreal.

With the power play struggling, Muller said, "We need help there on the blue line." Muller said that his best attribute is that he is a shooter and should adapt to his new teammates.

"He's got a cannon and it doesn't matter what system you have, it is about shooting the puck," Muller said.

The Canes also recalled defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti Tuesday afternoon, meaning they will roster eight back-liners for their game against the Washington Capitals.

Muller said it is a game time decision on who the scratched defenseman for Tuesday’s tilt will be. Jay Harrison and Brett Bellemore were the only healthy players who took to the ice for a few minutes this morning. Justin Faulk still recovering from a lower body injury skated during the optional ice-time.

Dan Ellis will get the start in goal against Washington. Ellis took some shots in the morning skate from goalie coach Greg Stefan. He will take the ice over Justin Peters who has started four consecutive games.

Jeff Skinner will be back on the second line with Jordan Staal. Tuomo Ruutu will miss his second straight game with a lower body injury.

Muller said the team needs more production from the third and fourth lines and that the offense can't fall on the Eric Staal, Alexander Semin, Jiri Tlusty line.

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