NHL

Carolina Hurricanes
Position
D
 
Jersey
25
Name  Joni Pitkanen
Born  9/19/1983
Height  6-3
Weight  210
Shoots  L
9/13/2013 1:38:00 PM
Description: Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen is expected to miss the entire season, according to a Raleigh News and Observer report.
Insight: Pitkanen injured his heel last April and it still hasn't heeled. Though he scored only nine points in 22 games last season, he's always been a offensive-thinking defenseman who has scored 30-or-more points in five of nine seasons.
 
4/3/2013 4:47:00 PM
Description: Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen will miss 10-12 weeks with a broken left heel bone, according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
Insight: Pitkanen has missed significant time in each of the last two seasons. He had nine points in 22 games.
 
3/16/2013 11:38:00 AM
Description: Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against Tampa Bay. He's been dealing with a lower body injury.
Insight: Pitkanen has always been a bit injury-prone, but when he plays he's worth having in fantasy lineups. He has a goal and five assists in 13 games this season with a solid +9 rating.
 
3/13/2013 1:26:00 PM
Description: Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington.
Insight: Pitkanen has always been a bit injury-prone so fantasy owners shouldn't be too shocked by this development. He's played just 13 games this season with a goal and five assists.
 
3/9/2013 10:57:00 AM
Description: Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen will miss Saturday's game against New Jersey with a lower body injury.
Insight: Pitkanen has always been a bit injury-prone so fantasy owners shouldn't be too shocked by this development. He's played just 13 games this season with a goal and five assists.
 
3/2/2013 9:14:00 PM
Description: Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen exited Saturday's game against Florida with a lower body injury.
Insight: Pitkanen was just activated from the injured list earlier today. Perhaps he never fully recovered from the first injury. Pitkanen has always been a bit injury-prone so fantasy owners shouldn't be too shocked by this development.
 
3/2/2013 3:37:00 PM
Description: The Hurricanes activated defenseman Joni Pitkanen from the injured reserve list on Saturday.
Insight: Pitkanen has been sidelined since February 12th with a lower body injury. In 12 games this season, the blue-liner has produced six points with a terrific +8 rating.
 
2/15/2013 9:54:00 AM
Description: Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen did not play in Thursday's game against Toronto due to a lower body injury and is questionable for Monday's game against Montreal.
Insight: Pitkanen struggled to stay on the ice last season, playing in just 30 games while dealing with a knee injury and a concussion. He's off to an excellent start this year with six points and a +8 rating over his first 12 games and fantasy owners hope it will be a short stay on the sidelines.
 
2/13/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen is questionable for Thursday's game against Toronto due to a lower body injury suffered in Tuesday's game against New Jersey.
Insight: Pitkanen struggled to stay on the ice last season, playing in just 30 games while dealing with a knee injury and a concussion. He's off to an excellent start this season with six points and a +8 rating over his first 12 games.
 
3/20/2012 11:09:00 AM
Description: Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Wednesday's game against Florida.
Insight: Pitkanen led Hurricanes defensemen with 30 assists and was second among Carolina defensemen with 35 points. He is owned in less than 25-percent of all Yahoo leagues and could give your blueline a boost down the stretch.
 
6/28/2011 5:51:00 PM
Description: The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Joni Pitkanen to a three-year contract extension worth $4.5 million per season. Carolina Hurricanes
Insight: $4.5 million per season may seem like a lot for Pitkanen, but the Hurricanes are one of the teams trying to reach the recently increased salary cap floor. He led Hurricanes defensemen with 30 assists and was second among team defensemen with 35 points.
 
11/29/2010 8:05:00 AM
Description: Pitkanen recorded an assist on Sunday against the Capitals.
Insight: Pitkanen now has points in six straight games with a goal and five assists over that span. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/9/2010 12:23:00 PM
Description: Joni Pitkanen will return to the Hurricanes' lineup for Tuesday's game against Edmonton. Raleigh News & Observer
Insight: Pitkanen missed the past two games with an upper-body injury. Feel free to get him back into your lineup.
 
11/4/2010 1:46:00 AM
Description: Joni Pitkanen left Wednesday's game against the Islanders in the second period with an upper-body injury. NHL.com
Insight: The Canes weren't sure if Pitkanen would suit up for this game, so it's possible that this may be a recurring injury. Keep in mind that Pitkanen may not play on Friday against Florida.
 

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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