Aho is expected to shift back to the center position with Jordan Staal (upper body) likely unavailable for Friday's road game against the Ducks, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Aho reportedly centered Jordan Martinook and Teuvo Teravainen during Thursday's practice, and that is presumably how the top line would shake out in the next game if Staal does, in fact, miss out. Either way, as long as Aho is healthy, the Finn should continue rolling around at about a point-per-game pace. He has seven goals and 19 assists over 27 contests this season.
Aho registered a power-play assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Panthers for his eighth point in the past seven games. The helper gives the 21-year-old Finn a team-leading 25 points in 22 contests, putting him in the same company as Patrick Kane, Nicklas Backstrom and Blake Wheeler. Aho may not get the same kind of press as other higher-profile players, but make no mistake -- he's one of the elite scorers in the NHL and deserves to be in your fantasy lineup every night.
Aho (undisclosed) will look to extend his point streak to four games Saturday against Columbus, NHL.com's Kurt Dusterberg reports. Aho wore a non-contact jersey during Wednesday's practice due to general soreness, but he was never in danger of missing Saturday's contest. The 21-year-old winger has been exceptional this season, racking up five goals and 22 points in 18 appearances. He'll slide into his usual role skating on the Hurricanes' top line and top power-play unit against the Blue Jackets.
Aho (undisclosed) is dealing with soreness, according to Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour, who apparently made the winger throw on a non-contact jersey in Wednesday's practice as a result of being sore, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports. Fans of the Hurricanes and fantasy owners alike can exhale since it doesn't seem like Aho is injured. Since the 21-year-old is one of the league's brightest stars and has 22 points (five goals, 17 assists) through 18 games this season, it's understandable that the coach would take all the necessary precautions to ensure Aho stays healthy. Still, we'll leave the day-to-day tag up there until the Hurricanes confirm that the Finn will be fit to play in Saturday's home game against the Blue Jackets.
Aho was spotted wearing a non-contact jersey in Wednesday's practice, Mike Maniscalco, pre-game and web host of the Hurricanes, reports. This comes as a surprise, as Aho potted the overtime winner and logged two points, three hits and five shots on goal for a busy outing against the Blackhawks on Tuesday, but Maniscalco writes that a more detailed update should surface after Carolina's practice.
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