Joni Pitkanen

D / Carolina Hurricanes / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

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  • 2014-15 Return Unlikely For Ex-Cane Pitkanen

    News: Joni Pitkanen (heel) indicated in an interview with a Finnish news outlet that he's not confident he'll return to action during the 2014-15 campaign, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
    Analysis: A broken heel suffered in April 2013 has kept Joni Pitkanen off the ice for the last year and a half, putting the 30-year-old's career in jeopardy. The blueliner's three-year contract with the Hurricanes expired in the summer, and considering his bleak long-term health outlook, it's doubtful he signs with a team anytime soon.
  • Canes' Pitkanen (Heel) Still Dealing With Swelling

    News: Joni Pitkanen (heel) is still unable to put his foot in a skate, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
    Analysis: Joni Pitkanen missed the majority of the 2013-14 season after breaking his heel in April, and remains without a timetable for return. The injury could be career-threatening, but more details should be available closer to training camp.
  • Carolina's Pitkanen Remains Without Timetable

    News: Joni Pitkanen (heel) remains without a return timetable.
    Analysis: In a statement the defenseman issued Thursday, he noted that he is making progress in his rehab with the hope of resuming his career. Joni Pitkanen suffered a broken heel in a game last April vs. the Capitals and has been ruled out for the entire 2013-14 season. The club will see where he's at in his recovery during training camp, but it appears his career could be in jeopardy.
  • 'Canes Place Pitkanen On Long-Term IR

    News: Joni Pitkanen (heel) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
    Analysis: This should come as no surprise to fantasy owners, as it had already been announced that the oft-injured Joni Pitkanen will miss the entire season with a broken left heel bone. If you own him in a keeper format, keep your fingers crossed that he'll be good to go for next season.
  • Hurricanes' Pitkanen (Heel) Out For Season

    News: Joni Pitkanen (heel) is out for entire 2013-14 season, the Hurricanes' official site reports.
    Analysis: Joni Pitkanen suffered a broken left calcaneus bone in April and was initially expected to return after 10-12 weeks. His recovery hasn't gone as expected, so the veteran defenseman will miss his entire contract season. This is a huge loss for the Hurricanes as Pitkanen has scored 282 points in 535 career games.
  • Canes' Pitkanen Undergoes CT Scan

    News: Joni Pitkanen (heel) underwent a CT scan Thursday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
    Analysis: Joni Pitkanen already won't be able to begin the season, and now the team is just waiting on the results of the CT scan to try to get a better idea of when he'll be able to return.
  • Hurricanes' Pitkanen May Not Be Ready For Opener

    News: GM Jim Rutherford says Joni Pitkanen, who suffered a broken left calcaneus bone (heel bone) in April, will not be able to begin the regular season, according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer.
    Analysis: Joni Pitkanen was expected to be out 10-12 weeks at the time, so apparently things are worse than initially expected. He's still a point producer at this stage of his career with 12 points in just 22 games last season, but injuries have really limited him the past two seasons, where he's skated just 52 regular season games combined.
  • Canes' Pitkanen Expected To Be Ready For Camp

    News: Joni Pitkanen (heel) is expected to be ready for training camp, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
    Analysis: Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said Joni Pitkanen's surgery Tuesday went well, and the defenseman should be ready for camp in the fall.
  • Hurricanes' Pitkanen Out For Season

    News: Joni Pitkanen is out 10-12 weeks after suffering a broken left calcaneus bone (heel bone) Tuesday, reports.
    Analysis: Though Joni Pitkanen has just one goal and nine points in 22 games to date, he is averaging 22:49 worth of ice time per game, so his absence creates a void on the Carolina blue line that the acquisition of defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron on Tuesday only partially covers.
  • Canes Lose Pitkanen

    News: Joni Pitkanen left Tuesday night's loss to the Capitals in the second period due to an apparent lower leg injury, the Associated Press reports.
    Analysis: Joni Pitkanen, who did not register a point in his 14:48 of ice time, hurt himself chasing a puck with Washington's Troy Brouwer. Coach Kirk Muller says the injury is to his ankle or heel, and it didn't sound good as he left the ice on a stretcher. The Hurricanes are already without Justin Faulk, so perhaps it's good they traded for Marc-Andre Bergeron on Tuesday.
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