• Canes' Murphy Back In Lineup

    News: Ryan Murphy will play Tuesday against the Red Wings, Chantel McCabe of FOX Sports Carolinas reports.
    Analysis: Ryan Murphy will reenter the lineup in place of Danny Biega after serving as a healthy scratch Monday against the Sabres. The former first-round pick has three goals and 12 points over 34 games this season.
  • Canes' Murphy Gets Assist, Goes Plus-2 Saturday

    News: Ryan Murphy picked up an assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's win over the Devils.
    Analysis: Ryan Murphy has begun to carve out some utility in very deep formats lately, providing two goals, an assist, and six shots on goal over his last four games. He'll need to keep that run of scoring going to enjoy broader fantasy appeal, but if nothing else, he's making a strong case for a top-four spot on defense with the Hurricanes in 2015-16-.
  • Canes' Murphy Nets Power-Play Goal

    News: Ryan Murphy scored his second goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers. It came on the power play.
    Analysis: Both of his goals have come on the power play. The young defender does have 10 points in 27 games this season and has improved his point-per-game pace over last season. But we'd like to see more from this first-round pick. We're not ready to say #overdraft just yet, but it has crossed our minds.
  • Hurricanes' Murphy Set To Return

    News: Ryan Murphy (illness) appears on track to play Tuesday against Ottawa, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
    Analysis: Per the report, it sounds like Ryan Murphy isn't quite 100 percent, but at this stage it looks as though the blueliner is expected back Tuesday following a two-game absence.
  • Hurricanes' Murphy Still Out

    News: Ryan Murphy (illness) will miss Sunday's game against the Blue Jackets.
    Analysis: Ryan Murphy, who missed Saturday's game against the Panthers, thus slots in the day-to-day category in advance of Tuesday's game against the Senators.
  • Canes' Murphy Out With Illness Saturday

    News: Ryan Murphy will miss Saturday's game against the Panthers with an illness.
    Analysis: Ryan Murphy returned from injured reserve last week and immediately made an impact in his first three games, putting five shots on net and picking up two power-play assists. The illness isn't expected to be a long-term concern, so Murphy should have the inside track to a regular lineup spot once he's healthy again. He hasn't been ruled out from playing in Sunday's game against the Blue Jackets.
  • Canes' Murphy Logs Assist In Shootout Loss

    News: Ryan Murphy recorded an assist in Tuesday's eventual 4-3 SO loss to the Blue Jackets.
    Analysis: Ryan Murphy has assists in consecutive games since his March 6 activation from injured reserve after sustaining a leg injury. As the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft, there is long-term upside with Murphy but for now, he's best suited for dynasty leagues.
  • Canes' Murphy (Leg) Activated From IR

    News: Ryan Murphy (leg) was activated from injured reserve Friday, the Hurricanes' official website reports.
    Analysis: Ryan Murphy, who last played in a game Feb. 4, should be back in the lineup for Friday's matchup with the Wild. The news comes as a bit of a surprise, given that Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said Thursday that Murphy's return date was uncertain. The 21-year-old defenseman has seven points (one goal) and a minus-six rating through 21 appearances this season.
  • Return Date Still Uncertain For Canes' Murphy

    News: Coach Bill Peters said Thursday that Ryan Murphy (leg) is still facing an uncertain return date.
    Analysis: The Hurricanes were expected to have a clearer idea of Ryan Murphy's timetable by this point in the week, but it appears they weren't able to gain the clarity they were looking for. Peters did mention that the Hurricanes won't rush Murphy back into action until they're confident he can play on a regular basis, so the blueliner may need to log multiple days of practices in a row before he's activated from IR.
  • Canes' Murphy Gets Back On Ice

    News: Ryan Murphy (leg) participated in the Hurricanes' Monday morning skate, Chantel McCabe of FOX Sports Carolinas reports.
    Analysis: Ryan Murphy's recovery from the leg injury recently hit a roadblock, but it appears he's now back on course. Coach Bill Peters said that the club likely won't have a good estimate for Murphy's return until Wednesday.