Niederreiter (upper body) provided just two hits and two PIM in 17:48 of ice time in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Lightning.
Playing in his first game of the series and retaking his spot next to Vincent Trocheck and Martin Necas on the team's second line, Niederreiter and the Hurricanes were unable to score on Andrei Vasilevskiy, handing the Russian goaltender his second shutout of the postseason. In seven postseason games, the 28-year-old had just one point, which came in Game 1 of Round 1, and added 17 hits and 10 shots.
Niederreiter (upper body) is in the lineup for Game 5 against Tampa Bay, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Niederreiter missed the first four games of the series with the issue but is retaking his spot on the team's second line with Vincent Trocheck and Martin Necas. It's an elimination game with the Hurricanes down 3-1 in the series, which no doubt impacted the veteran winger's decision to return. Niederreiter had a lone point in six games against Nashville in Round 1.
Coach Rod Brind'Amour said Monday that he's hoping Niederreiter (upper body) will be able to play in Tuesday's Game 5 against the Lightning, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Niederreiter didn't travel with the team for Games 3 and 4 in Tampa Bay, but the middle-six winger has progressed in his recovery and could be an option for Game 5 with the series shifting back to Carolina. He last suited up May 27 during the first-round series against Nashville.
Niederreiter (upper body) won't travel with the Hurricanes to Tampa Bay for Games 3 and 4 of Carolina's second-round series against the Lightning, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
The Hurricanes have yet to release an expected timetable for Niederreiter's recovery, but he'll miss Carolina's next two games at a minimum. The 28-year-old winger has picked up one goal through six games this postseason.
Niederreiter (undisclosed) was absent from Tuesday's game-day skate and is expected to remain sidelined against the Lightning for Game 2, per Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site.
Niederreiter was held without a point in his last five contests and could have been headed for a demotion even prior to getting hurt. Without the 28-year-old winger in the lineup, Brock McGinn finds himself slotting into a first-line role while Andrei Svechnikov teams with Jordan Staal on the third line to spread at the scoring.
Niederreiter (undisclosed) is not in the lineup Sunday in Game 1 against Tampa Bay, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Niederreiter sustained an undisclosed injury at Saturday's practice, and it's obviously serious enough to keep him out of action for at least one game. The 28-year-old will be replaced in the lineup by Cedric Paquette on Sunday.
Niederreiter (undisclosed) is questionable to suit up for Game 1 against the Lightning on Sunday, The News & Observer reports.
Niederreiter left Saturday's practice midway through with the mystery concern, which prompted head coach Rod Brind'Amour to remark afterward, "I don't think it will be an issue." However, it seems the second-liner is in danger of missing the series opener against Tampa after producing just a lone point -- a goal -- in the six-game series against Nashville. If Niederreiter isn't able to play, Cedric Paquette is available to take his place in the lineup.
Niederreiter scored a goal, doled out two hits and added two PIM in Monday's 5-2 win over the Predators in Game 1.
Niederreiter's goal at 2:26 of the third period stood as the game-winner to stake out a 1-0 series lead for the Hurricanes. The Swiss winger was productive in the regular season with 20 goals, 14 helpers and a career-high plus-20 rating in 56 appearances.
Niederreiter scored twice in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Niederreiter scored in the second period to get the Hurricanes on the board and added an empty-netter in the third. The 28-year-old winger reached the 20-goal mark for the fifth time in his career. He's at 34 points, 119 shots on net, a plus-20 rating and 64 hits through 53 contests, mainly in a top-six role.
Niederreiter scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Stars.
Niederreiter struck at 12:14 of the third period to produce the final score. The 28-year-old has racked up a solid 10 points through 15 games in April. The Swiss winger has 18 goals, 32 points, 110 shots on net, 58 hits and a plus-19 rating through 49 appearances this season.
Niederreiter scored a power-play goal on his only shot and had two PIM in a 4-2 win over the Panthers on Thursday.
Niederreiter smacked in a rebound from the slot midway through the second period to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead. It was the 17th goal in 46 games this season for the 28-year-old, who has a shot at the fifth 20-goal campaign of his career. His plus-19 rating and 16.2 shooting percentage would both be his best marks as an NHLer.
Niederreiter had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Lightning.
Niederreiter opened the scoring 7:48 into the middle frame and assisted on Jordan Staal's goal 25 seconds later. The flurry of offense accounted for Niederreiter's first multi-point night since March 4, and he's up to 16 goals and 13 assists in 45 games overall.
Niederreiter managed an assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Predators.
Niederreiter drew the secondary helper on Warren Foegele's goal in the first period. The 28-year-old Niederreiter tipped the outlet pass from goalie Petr Mrazek, and then Jordan Staal set up Foegele for the goal. With 27 points, 96 shots and a plus-18 rating in 42 games this season, Niederreiter has been a solid depth scorer for the Hurricanes. He's likely to continue in a middle-six role.
Niederreiter recorded two assists and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Niederreiter had a hand in both of Warren Foegele's goals Thursday. In his last 10 games, Niederreiter has gotten hot with three goals and five assists. The 28-year-old winger has been fairly steady throughout the year, racking up 24 points, 83 shots on net and a plus-16 rating in 35 appearances. He's a solid scoring option in fantasy as long as he stays on a scoring line.
Niederreiter scored a power-play goal on four shots Tuesday in a 4-2 loss to Detroit.
Niederreiter opened the scoring with a power-play tap-in on top of the crease just 2:21 into the game. The goal was his 13th of the season, moving him into a tie with injured center Vincent Trocheck (upper body) for the team lead. Niederreiter would be on pace to obliterate his career high of 25 goals -- set back in 2016-17 -- if not for the abbreviated schedule. As it is, he's got a shot at the fifth 20-goal campaign of his career.
Niederreiter scored the game-winning goal early in the third period of Sunday's 2-1 win over Detroit. He finished with two shots and two hits.
Niederreiter's long wrist shot from the top of the left circle extended Detroit's lead to 2-0 less than two minutes into the third period. It was Niederreiter's 12th goal of the year, besting the 11 he scored in 67 games last season. The 28-year-old has lit the lamp in three of his last five games, adding a pair of assists in that stretch.
Niederreiter scored on his only shot in Sunday's 4-2 win over Florida.
Niederreiter gave the Hurricanes a 2-0 lead just under five minutes into the second period, blowing a wrist shot past Chris Driedger from the left faceoff circle. It was Niederreiter's second consecutive game with a goal and his 11th tally on the year, already matching his total from 2019-20. The 28-year-old has shot at a 20-goal campaign, something he hasn't accomplished since 2016-17 with Minnesota.
Niederreiter scored an empty-net goal to go with an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over Detroit.
Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill made the curious decision to pull his goalie with over five minutes to go, and Niederreiter made him pay with his 10th goal of the season. The four-time 20-goal scorer needs just one more to match last year's total of 11 in 67 games, suggesting that down-year was an aberration.
Niederreiter scored two goals, one on the power play, and added an even-strength assist in Friday's 5-3 win over Chicago.
After scoring only 11 goals in 67 games last season, Niederreiter has come out firing in 2020-21. The 28-year-old has already lit the lamp nine times on 43 shots through 15 contests, although Friday's helper was only his second on the year. Niederreiter does have four 20-goal campaigns on his resume, but it will be very difficult for him to maintain anything close to this pace for the rest of the season.
Niederreiter scored a power-play goal on two shots in Monday's 7-3 win over Columbus.
Niederreiter buried a Teuvo Teravainen feed with 47 seconds left in the second period to extend the Carolina lead to 5-3. It was the seventh goal of the year for Niederreiter but his first with the man advantage. The 28-year-old has gone back-to-back games without a goal just once in 2020-21.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/08||vs TB||L 0-2||0||0||0||0||17:48|
|05/27||@ NSH||W 4-3 (OT)||0||0||0||0||9:16|
|05/25||vs NSH||W 3-2 (OT)||0||0||0||+1||13:18|
|05/23||@ NSH||L 3-4 (2 OT)||0||0||0||+1||21:21|
|05/21||@ NSH||L 4-5 (2 OT)||0||0||0||-3||19:39|
|05/19||vs NSH||W 3-0||0||0||0||0||12:22|
|05/17||vs NSH||W 5-2||1||0||1||0||14:08|
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