Jordan will serve as a healthy scratch for the 20th consecutive game Saturday against the Predators, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Jordan has zero points in just 10 games this season and hasn't seen any game action since Nov. 16 against the Ducks. Mind you, his healthy-scratch status is not unusual as he played in just 38 games last season. His fantasy value is pretty much nil at this point in time.
The Hurricanes recalled Jordan from his conditioning assignment with AHL Charlotte. Jordan picked up three goals in four games with AHL Charlotte since leaving on the conditioning stint Dec. 14. It appears that's enough to convince the parent club that he's ready to return, and the blueliner should once again take his place among the defensive ranks.
Jordan was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Monday for a conditioning stint. The move comes after Jordan was a healthy scratch for the Hurricanes' last 12 games and having last played on Nov. 16. Brett Pesce and Noah Hanifin seem to have solidified their spots on the Carolina blueline, leaving Jordan on the outside looking in.
Jordan sat out Friday's 4-1 loss to Dallas, marking the fourth consecutive game he's watched from the pressbox. Even with fellow defenseman James Wisniewski on the DL with a torn ACL, Jordan is having trouble finding himself a spot on the Canes' blue line these days, as his spot has been taken by recent AHL callup Brett Pesce. At this point, it looks like the Canes' top six defensemen are pretty much set in stone for the time being, meaning Jordan will continue to be the odd man out for the foreseeable future. He should not be on anyone's fantasy roster right now.
Michal Jordan and the Hurricanes agreed to terms on a one-year deal that will pay Jordan $625,000 next season. "Michal took great strides last season, and continued that progress when he represented his home country as it hosted the World Championship," said GM Ron Francis. "He's still a young defenseman, and we expect him to continue to improve going forward."
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