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Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Points in three straight games
Smith recorded an assist in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 3.
Smith is among the unlikeliest of players to have a three-game point streak, but he's gotten on the scoresheet in every game of the second round so far against his former team. The 33-year-old blueliner has a goal, three helpers, 12 shots on net, 20 hits and eight PIM in 10 playoff contests overall. He'll likely continue to fill a third-pairing role for the Hurricanes, and his strong play of late will keep Ethan Bear in the press box as a healthy scratch.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Scores game-winner
Smith scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 2-0 win over the Rangers in Game 2.
Smith scored his first goal of the postseason against his former team, burying a shorthanded tally in the second period. The 33-year-old defenseman now has two points in the playoffs after logging an assist in Wednesday's contest. Despite his recent success, it's hard to rely on Smith as a source of consistent production on Carolina's third pairing.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Grabs assist Wednesday
Smith registered one assist, two hits and a plus-1 rating against the Rangers on Wednesday.
During the regular season, Smith wasn't exactly an offensive dynamo with just eight points in 45 games for the Canes. In the playoffs, it's been more of the same from the veteran defenseman, as he has garnered just two assists in eight playoff contests. As such, fantasy players shouldn't be expecting Smith to offer more than low-end fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Returning Tuesday
Smith (undisclosed) will play Tuesday against the Rangers, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Smith sat out Sunday's game against the Ducks with his undisclosed issue, but it's not serious enough to keep him out of additional game action. The 33-year-old is mired in a 12-game point drought and has managed just five points in 38 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Likely out Sunday
Smith (undisclosed) took part in the Hurricanes' morning skate but is unlikely to play Sunday against the Ducks, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
It appears Smith will miss one game after being hit from behind by Casey Cizikas in Friday's contest, but his participation in morning skate suggests he isn't facing an extended absence.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Exits Friday's game
Smith (undisclosed) left Friday's game versus the Islanders in the third period and did not return. Head coach Rod Brind'Amour had no update on his status after the contest, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Smith hasn't recorded a point since Feb. 8, going 11 games without getting on the scoresheet. The defenseman's status doesn't need to be tracked closely for fantasy. If Smith can't play Sunday versus the Ducks, Ian Cole would likely draw back into the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Cleared to play Thursday
Smith (upper body) has been given the all-clear to suit up against Toronto on Thursday, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Smith is set to play for the first time since Feb. 20 versus Pittsburgh, a stretch of 10 games on the shelf. With just five points in 28 contests this year, the veteran blueliner shouldn't be expected to offer much in the way of fantasy value moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Remains out Thursday
Smith (upper body) won't play Thursday versus the Avalanche, Walt Ruff of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Smith has missed seven games in a row and there remains no announced timeline for his return. Even once he's clear of the upper-body injury, he'll be competing for a bottom-pairing role in the lineup, so most fantasy managers won't need to track his recovery progress. He can be considered out indefinitely at this point.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Still unavailable Thursday
Smith (upper body) will be sidelined again for Thursday's matchup with Washington, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.
It will be the fifth straight absence for Smith despite the fact that the team hasn't provided any sort of update on his status. Once cleared to play, the blueliner is far from a lock for the lineup on a nightly basis and figures to offer minimal fantasy value even when he does get into action. With the Canes entering a back-to-back, fantasy players should probably anticipate Smith being out against Pittsburgh on Friday, as well.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Remains sidelined
Smith (upper body) won't play Tuesday versus the Red Wings, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Smith will miss a fourth straight contest Tuesday, but he skated with the team Saturday, so he could be ready to return sooner rather than later. He's picked up five points through 28 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Skates with team Saturday
Smith (upper body) was on the ice for practice Saturday, per CardiacCane.com.
Smith has missed the last two games and is expected to sit out Sunday versus the Oilers as well, but it appears his absence won't last much longer. The 33-year-old blueliner could be an option to play as soon as Tuesday versus the Red Wings.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Will miss more time
Smith (upper body) is expected to miss more time after exiting Sunday's game versus the Penguins.
The Hurricanes didn't term it a concussion, but Smith blocked a shot up high. The 33-year-old defenseman isn't expected to resume on-ice activities in the next few days, so it's safe to assume he won't be in the lineup again in February. A specific timeline has yet to be officially announced.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Ruled out Monday
Smith (upper body) won't be available against the Flyers on Monday, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Considering Smith has just five points in 28 games this season, few fantasy players will be impacted by his absence. Ian Cole figures to jump back into the lineup with Smith unavailable versus Philadelphia.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Exits Sunday's game with injury
Smith exited Sunday's game versus Pittsburgh with an upper-body injury and did not return to play.
Smith will be considered day-to-day going into Monday's tilt versus Philadelphia until his injury timetable is clarified. The 33-year-old has averaged 12:49 of ice time and logged two points over his last five appearances.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Exits COVID-19 protocols
Smith has cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Smith skated on Carolina's third pairing during Wednesday's morning practice, so that's likely where he'll slot in for Thursday's clash with Columbus. The 32-year-old vet has picked up three points through 18 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Enters COVID-19 protocols
Smith was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocols Monday.
The Hurricanes won't play until Dec. 27 versus the Panthers at the earliest, so Smith's placement in the NHL's protocols may prevent him from missing any games depending on whether the blueliner develops symptoms. Considering the 32-year-old Smith has just one point in his last 11 outings, he potential absence is unlikely to impact the majority of fantasy players.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Nets lone tally
Smith scored a goal on two shots and added two PIM in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Kraken.
Smith scored at 18:32 of the first period, but his goal was all the Hurricanes could put past Philipp Grubauer. The 32-year-old Smith is not known for a high scoring output. He has two goals, eight shots on net, 15 hits and four PIM in seven contests this season. The Ontario native should continue to see regular playing time while Ethan Bear (COVID-19 protocols) is out.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Finally cracks scoresheet
Smith registered his first goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Blues.
Smith had just 10 points in 48 games with the Rangers last season, and his career-high was just 19 back in 2013-14 with Detroit. He's only played in four games with the Canes so far this season in a third-pairing capacity, so he doesn't project much by way of fantasy value at the present time.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Brendan Smith: Practicing with new team
Smith (lower body) was on the ice for Monday's practice session with his new club, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Smith -- who signed a one-year deal with the Canes in the offseason -- joins a crowded blue line that also added Ian Cole, Tony DeAngelo and Ethan Bear. With limited minutes available, Smith will likely be forced to watch from the press box periodically, making him a low-end fantasy target.... See More ... See Less
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