Martinook scored a goal on his lone shot and dished out three hits Monday in a 4-3 loss to Boston in Game 4. Martinook led a rather harmless-looking zone entry in the second period and beat Jaroslav Halak with a wrister from the left circle, putting the Hurricanes on top 2-0. Martinook managed just two goals in 45 regular-season games but has already matched that total in seven playoff contests.
Martinook picked up two assists in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Penguins. The addition of rookie Morgan Geekie sparked the Carolina fourth line to life, and Martinook found the scoresheet for the first time since Jan. 31 and recorded his first multi-point game since Dec. 19. Geekie might soon get a promotion to a better spot in the lineup, however, and Martinook may not be able to take advantage of further offensive opportunities before he does -- the 27-year-old has only two goals and 13 points through 44 games this season.
Martinook (upper body) will play in Saturday's road game against the Maple Leafs, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Considering Martinook skated on Carolina's fourth line during line rushes, it's expected that he'll return to his team's lineup after sitting out the last seven contests. In 37 appearances this season, the 27-year-old has 11 points and offers little upside from a fantasy sense.
Martinook (upper body) may play Saturday against the Maple Leafs, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports. Martinook has missed seven games due to injury but will participate in Saturday's warmup, an indication he could return to Carolina's lineup when it battles the Maple Leafs in Toronto. The Hurricanes forward's status will be confirmed approximately 30 minutes before puck drop.
Martinook (upper body) isn't expected to play Friday against the Rangers. Martinook will miss a seventh straight game Friday and the Hurricanes have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for his return. Another update on the bottom-six forward, who's picked up 11 points in 37 games this campaign, should surface once he's cleared to rejoin the lineup.
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