Nestrasil (back) finished the 2015-16 season with a career-high 23 points in 55 games. Nestrasil was enjoying a very good campaign until a fractured vertebra in February cut his season short. Nestrasil started out the season in a bottom-six role before discovering some chemistry with Jordan Staal and Joakim Nordstrom. The trio went on to form a very solid second line, and Nestrasil's ice time spiked as a result -- as much as 18-20 minutes per night in mid-January. We expect a healthy Nestrasil to be back competing for a similar role when training camps open in September.
Nestrasil (lower body) will be out for the rest of the 2015-16 season with a fractured vertebra. Nestrasil reportedly sustained the injury upon crashing into the boards while playing against the Maple Leafs last Thursday. It's an unfortunate end to a season for which Nestrasil sailed to career-high marks in goals (nine) and assists (14). With consideration to Nestrasil's injury, Carolina's forward lines look drastically different than the start of the season as the team also shipped away captain Eric Staal and offensive stalwart Kris Versteeg as part of Monday's trade deadline bonanza.
Nestrasil (lower body) will once again miss out Sunday's game against the Blues. Even when healthy, Nestrasil doesn't produce enough (23 points in 55 games) to warrant consideration in most fantasy leagues. The Hurricanes traded away another piece Sunday in Eric Staal, leaving the team a bit shorthanded, but the players replacing Nestrasil and Staal in the lineup (likely Nathan Gerbe and Riley Nash) shouldn't really be utilized either. Expect the team to update the 25-year-old winger's status again before Tuesday's game against the Devils.
Nestrasil (lower body) will not be available for Friday's home match against the Bruins. The Hurricanes have 14 forwards on the active roster, so replacing Nestrasil and Jay McClement (upper body) with healthier bodies shouldn't be a problem Friday. Still, the Hurricanes average just 2.5 goals per game this season -- 23rd in the league -- and the team can ill-afford to have much of a downgrade in the scoring department. Nestrasil is a moderate point producer with nine goals and 14 assists between 55 games this season.
Nestrasil will not return to Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs due to a lower-body injury. Already down Jay McClement, Nestrasil's departure leaves the club with just 10 healthy forwards for the remainder of Thursday's game. Not expected to do much, Nestrasil has earned extra ice time and a spot in the team's top six through his play, tallying 23 points over 54 games this season. The Hurricanes have a quick turnaround and play again Friday, so expect the team to update the winger's status within the next 24 hours.
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