Pesce (undisclosed) won't play in Monday's season finale against Nashville, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site.
Pesce's likely just being rested ahead of the postseason. He'll finish the regular season with 25 points in 55 games, just four points shy of his career high from 2018-19, which was set over 73 appearances.
Pesce notched an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Stars.
Pesce set up a Sebastian Aho goal at 8:09 of the first period. The 26-year-old Pesce has been solid in 2020-21 with 24 points, 80 shots on net, 72 blocked shots, a plus-12 rating and 20 PIM in 49 appearances. The New York native will continue to work in a top-four role.
Pesce produced an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Predators.
Pesce's helper on Vincent Trocheck's second-period tally was the former's 100th career assist. The 26-year-old Pesce is in the middle of a strong campaign, with 21 points, 67 shots on net, 62 blocked shots and a plus-10 rating through 42 appearances. It's the third time in six seasons he's reached the 20-point mark.
Pesce posted an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Stars.
Pesce made a pass to Vincent Trocheck, who then set up Jordan Martinook for the tally. The 26-year-old Pesce has picked up six assists in his last eight games. For the year, the blueliner has reached the 20-point mark in 37 contests. It's the third time in his six-year career he's reached that level -- were it not for the shortened campaign, he'd probably post career-best numbers at the end of the season.
Pesce notched an assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Pesce had the secondary helper on Jesper Fast's goal with 29 seconds left in the contest. That tally stood as the game-winner. Pesce has four assists in his last six games. The 26-year-old rearguard is up to 18 points in 35 games, matching his output from 61 appearances last year. A solid defense, Pesce has added a plus-5 rating, 47 blocked shots and 58 shots on net in 2020-21.
Pesce registered his third assist in his past four games Saturday against the Lightning.
Pesce has been quietly building towards a record season this year. He now has 17 points in 33 games, which puts him roughly on pace for the 30-point plateau. This would be a career-high for the 26-year-old blueliner, if he can keep up his current pace.
Pesce was fined $5,000 for tripping Red Wings forward Robby Fabbri in Thursday's game.
Pesce committed a slew foot against Fabbri in the neutral zone, and the former will be lighter in the wallet for it.
Pesce tallied two assists with two hits and two blocks in Saturday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Panthers.
Pesce set up Jake Bean's first career goal on the power play early in the third period, then he fired a shot on net later in the frame that was deflected into the net by Warren Foegele. Pesce is enjoying a productive 2020-21 campaign, contributing two goals and eight assists through 19 games.
Pesce notched two assists, a plus-2 rating and two blocked shots in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Stars.
Pesce's helpers came in the second period, as had the secondary assist on Jordan Staal's tally and a shot attempt that produced a rebound for Brock McGinn to bury in the final minute of the frame. Pesce has picked up the pace offensively with all seven of his points (one goal, six apples) coming in the last six contests. The 26-year-old rearguard also has a plus-2 rating, 19 shots on net and 15 blocks through 11 outings. He makes for a solid option in DFS while he stays hot, and he's probably worth a look in deeper year-long formats as well.
Pesce scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Blue Jackets.
Pesce's points came in a span of 2:10 during the second period. He scored the Hurricanes' third goal of the contest and assisted on the fourth by Vincent Trocheck, which was allowed to stand due to a missed offside call by the linesman that wasn't caught on a review. The 26-year-old Pesce now has a goal and four assists through nine games this year. He's added 17 shots on goal, 11 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating.
Pesce picked up an assist and two PIM in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Blackhawks.
Pesce had the secondary helper on Brock McGinn's third-period goal. Offense hasn't come easy for Pesce, who has three assists, 15 shots on goal and nine blocked shots through eight contests. The 26-year-old defenseman usually doesn't provide many points, making him viable in deeper fantasy formats only.
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.
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