Pesce is averaging 20:02 of ice time per game but has yet to score a point in the first two games this season.
On top of his lack of offensive production, Pesce has yet to block a shot or record a hit this season. The 26-year-old has put three shots on goal and has a minus-1 rating. His lack of power play time limits his fantasy ceiling but his scoring drought shouldn't extend too long.
Canes general manager Don Waddell told reporters Monday the team didn't have any injury problems, indicating Pesce is cleared for training camp, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Pesce sustained his shoulder injury in late February and was never able to get back onto the ice before the Canes were eliminated from the playoffs. Prior to getting hurt, the 24-year-old defenseman registered four goals on 104 shots and 14 assists in 61 appearances. He should be able to produce at a similar rate in 2020-21.
Pesce (shoulder) could have played in the conference finals if the Hurricanes had advanced, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Pesce missed the final 15 games of the Hurricanes' season due to his shoulder issue. In 61 outings this year, the 24-year-old blueliner notched four goals and 14 helpers. Based on the timeline announced by the team, Pesce should be good to go for the 2020-21 campaign and should log plenty of minutes as a top-four defenseman.
Pesce (shoulder) won't fly to Toronto with his teammates Sunday, but the Hurricanes are leaving a spot open for the blueliner on their playoff roster, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.
Pesce, who's recovering from shoulder surgery, isn't expected to be cleared for contact until the end of August, so Carolina will need to make a deep run in the playoffs in order for him to have a chance to return this year. The 25-year-old blueliner notched 18 points in 61 games during the regular season.
According to general manager Don Waddel, Pesce (shoulder) probably won't be cleared for contact until the end of August, which means the 25-year-old blueliner likely won't be available for the playoffs, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
There was a slight chance that Pesce would be able to return for postseason play after undergoing shoulder surgery in March, but it appears as though Carolina is leaning toward playing it safe with the American blueliner. Although the Hurricanes are extremely deep at defense, they'll still undoubtedly be affected by Pesce's absence. The 25-year-old blueliner notched 18 points while averaging nearly 22 minutes of ice time per contest in 61 games during the regular season, and he was also one of Carolina's most important penalty killers, averaging 3:16 of ice time per contest while a man down this year.
Pesce (shoulder) is scheduled to meet with a surgeon June 5, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Pesce underwent what at the time was believed to be season-ending shoulder surgery March 5, but now that it appears as though the NHL is on track to resume play sometime in late July or early August, he could be an option for the Hurricanes in the playoffs, particularly if they're able to knock off the Rangers in their qualifying-round matchup. The 25-year-old blueliner has picked up four goals and 18 points while averaging just under 22 minutes of ice time per contest in 61 appearances this season.
Pesce (shoulder) is on track with the 4-to-6 month timetable stemming from his season-ending surgery, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Pesce was given that timetable after his surgery in early March, meaning that returning this season even with the delay would not be possible. However, he is trending towards being ready to go once the 2020-21 campaign gets underway.
Pesce has undergone surgery on his injured right shoulder and will be sidelined for 4-to-6 months.
This news won't impact many fantasy lineups, but it represents a huge blow to the Hurricanes, as Pesce has been a fantastic top-four option for Carolina throughout the campaign, picking up 18 points and a plus-7 rating while averaging 21:53 of ice time in 61 games. The 25-year-old blueliner will now shift his focus to healing up in time for training camp in September.
Pesce is expected to miss significant time after sustaining a shoulder injury, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
In the immediate aftermath of Pesce's injury, coach Rod Brind'Amour told reporters the team was not expecting it to be a short-term absence and doubled down on that stance Monday. The Hurricanes were already expected to be in the market for a blueliner, though injuries to Petr Mrazek (concussion) and James Reimer (lower body) could complicate matters for general manager Don Waddell.
Pesce (upper body) may be out awhile, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.
Head coach Rod Brind'Amour suggested Pesce's injury may be a long-term situation during his post-game comments. Pesce was injured in the second period of Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs. The Hurricanes will likely need to recall a blueliner from AHL Charlotte prior to Tuesday's game against the Stars -- Pesce's injury leaves them with only five healthy defensemen.
Pesce (upper body) will not return to Saturday's game versus Toronto.
Pesce was unable to return after going down in Saturday's contest. He'll be re-evaluated after the game and could return for Tuesday's game if the injury isn't too serious.
Pesce recorded two assists, three shots on goal, two PIM and a plus-4 rating in Friday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
Pesce helped out on tallies by Warren Foegele and Joel Edmundson to snap his personal seven-game point drought. Through 57 games, Pesce has 18 points, 99 shots and 84 blocked shots this season. While his career-high 29 points from last year isn't out of reach, the 25-year-old would need a surge down the stretch to match that level of production.
Pesce (hand) was able to return to the bench in the third period of Sunday's game against Vancouver, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Pesce needed stitches for the cut on his hand, but he was able to come back out of the locker room and rejoin his teammates.
Pesce had to go to the locker room in the second period of Sunday's game against Vancouver and was bleeding from his hand, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
It wasn't clear what forced the bleeding from Pesce's hand, but he may have taken a puck to that area. He hurriedly made his way to the locker room for treatment, leaving the Hurricanes with five defensemen at the moment. Pesce's return should be considered questionable at this time.
Pesce dished out an assist in Sunday's 2-1 shootout win over the Islanders.
Pesce set up Andrei Svechnikov for the game's opening goal. The 25-year-old Pesce now has 16 points this year, and while he doesn't have a ton of fantasy value, he contributes well with 86 shots on net and 71 blocked shots.
Pesce notched an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
Pesce has found a groove on offense with a goal and three helpers in his last five outings. The defenseman only has 14 points in 41 games this season, but he's added 76 shots and 63 blocked shots to round out his stat line.
Pesce tallied a goal on three shots with a hit and block in a 5-3 loss to the Rangers on Friday.
It was a decent night for Pesce, who has two points in the last two games. This is just one of many balanced fantasy performances he's turned in this season. He has four goals, 12 points, a plus-3 rating, 18 PIM, 69 shots, 63 blocks and 15 hits in 38 games during 2019-20.
Pesce snapped a nine-game pointless streak with an assist in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Flames.
Pesce now has just 10 points in 33 games, which shouldn't come as a huge surprise since his main area of responsibility continues to be taking care of business in his own end. He is also called on to kill a lot of penalties, as evidenced by his shorthanded TOI of 3:07, currently highest on the team. Still, for a guy who isn't expected to score much, he should still finish the season somewhere in the 20-25 point range, giving him modest fantasy value in deeper formats.
Pesce scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Panthers.
Following a brutal four-week stretch that saw him register just a single point in 12 games, Pesce now his five in his last six. He is still primarily a defense-first blueliner and doesn't see any power-play time, so expect his scoring to continue to be sporadic at best. That said, he's still on pace to crack the 30-point mark for the first time in his career.
Pesce failed to register a point for the seventh time in eight games Friday against the Red Wings, giving him just four points in 13 games this season.
After falling just short of the 30-point plateau last season (7G, 22A), Pesce will be lucky to crack 20 points this year given his current pace. He's still seeing a decent amount of ice time (21:40 average TOI) playing on the Canes' second defensive pairing with Jake Gardiner. However, he is spending more time on the penalty kill so far this season (3:26 vs. 2:30 last season), which will limit his chances to contribute offensively. His fantasy value remains limited to very deep formats.
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