Slavin won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded to the league's most gentlemanly player.
Slavin is the fourth defenseman to win the award and the first since Brian Campbell in 2012. Across 52 games this season, Slavin took just a single minor penalty while averaging 22:59 of ice time per contest. The Colorado native added three goals, 12 assists, a plus-22 rating, 87 blocked shots and 101 shots on net for the Hurricanes.
Slavin collected a goal and an assist with three shots in a 6-4 loss to the Lightning in Game 4 on Saturday.
Slavin's sharp-angle shot from along the wall got by Andrei Vasilevskiy and gave Carolina a 4-2 lead with 7:19 left in the second period. It was the first goal of the playoffs for Slavin. He also picked up an assist earlier in the frame on a Jesper Fast tally. Slavin is enjoying a strong postseason, having amassed six points and a team-leading plus-8 rating in seven games.
Slavin recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Lightning in Game 3.
Slavin picked up the secondary helper on the first of Sebastian Aho's two goals in the game. The 27-year-old Slavin has been productive with four helpers in six playoff contests. He's also been steady on defense with a plus-6 rating, eight blocked shots and 12 hits.
Slavin recorded two assists, two blocked shots, two shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Predators in Game 6.
Slavin set up Dougie Hamilton's game-tying goal in the third period. In overtime, Slavin's shot from the half-wall was tipped in by Sebastian Aho for the series-clinching goal. Despite playing in just three of the Hurricanes' six playoff games so far, Slavin has three helpers, seven hits and a plus-6 rating. He'll continue to play a key role on the top defense pairing during the postseason.
Slavin (lower body) notched an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Predators in Game 5.
Slavin got the puck to Martin Necas, who made a brilliant individual effort on a wraparound goal in the third period. The 27-year-old Slavin had missed the last three games with a lower-body injury. He saw 25:48 of ice time Tuesday -- that's a usual workload for the top-pairing defenseman.
Slavin (lower body) is on the ice for pregame warmup and will play Tuesday's Game 5 against Nashville, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Slavin has been shelved for Games 2-4 after skating 21:25 in Game 1, and with the Hurricanes having lost back-to-back contests, he'll be a much-welcomed addition to the lineup -- likely in his regular top-pairing role next to Dougie Hamilton.
Coach Rod Brind'Amour said Slavin's (lower body) situation hasn't changed, but Brind'Amour's hopeful Slavin will try to play in Game 5 against the Predators on Tuesday, Cory Lavalette of North State Journal reports.
Slavin hasn't dressed yet in this series, but his return could be just the spark Carolina needs after seeing a 2-0 series lead disappear. The defenseman's status will likely come down to pregame warm-ups Tuesday.
Slavin (lower body) won't be available for Sunday's Game 4 against the Predators, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Slavin will miss his third consecutive playoff game while dealing with the lower-body issue. The 27-year-old has suited up in two playoff games, going pointless across just 14:19 of average ice time per contest. Slavin will likely head into Tuesday's Game 5 questionable again.
Slavin (lower body) will not be in Friday's Game 3 lineup against Nashville, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Slavin will miss his second straight game after leading the Hurricanes in ice time during Game 1. The 27-year-old appears to be dealing with a nagging issue and could be a game-time call on a regular basis this postseason. He'll be questionable for Game 4 on Sunday.
Slavin (lower body) will remain a game-time decision for Game 3 versus Nashville on Friday, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
Slavin figures to be a game-time call for nearly every game this postseason as he continues to deal with this lower-body issue. If the blueliner is on the shelf for Game 3, the Canes are prepared to insert Max Lajoie into the lineup for his first NHL game of the year.
Slavin (lower body) won't be available for Wednesday's clash against Nashville, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Slavin was able to play through the lower-body issue in Game 1, earning a plus-1 rating and four hits across 21:25 of ice time. The 27-year-old will look to re-enter the lineup for Friday's game, and in his stead, Jake Gardiner will replace Slavin in the lineup Wednesday.
Slavin played through his lower-body injury in Game 1 against the Predators on Monday but remains a game-time decision for Game 2 on Wednesday, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Coach Rod Brind'Amour seemed to indicate this will be an ongoing issue for Slavin, so fantasy players will want to monitor the situation moving forward. The lower-body issue didn't stop Slavin from logging 21:25 of ice time Monday and dishing out four hits along the way.
Slavin (lower body) posted four hits, a plus-1 rating and 21:25 of ice time in Monday's 5-2 win over the Predators in Game 1.
Slavin missed the regular-season finale with an injury, but he was back to his usual top-four role to open the postseason. The 27-year-old blueliner had 15 points in 52 outings during the regular season, the lowest scoring output in his six seasons. He is capable of putting up points, but Slavin is also an effective shutdown defenseman.
Slavin (lower body) is on the ice for warmups and is expected to play in Monday's Game 1 tilt with Nashville, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Slavin missed the final game of the regular season with a lower-body issue but it doesn't appear to be anything serious. The 27-year-old blueliner averaged nearly 23 minutes of ice time with a plus-22 rating despite scoring just 15 points this season.
Coach Rod Brind'Amour said Monday that he's hopeful Slavin (lower body) will be able to play in Monday's Game 1 against the Predators, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
It sounds like Slavin will be a game-time call. The defenseman's status likely won't be determined until pregame warm-ups, with the likes of Joakim Ryan and Jake Bean waiting in the wings should Slavin or any other member of Carolina's defense corps sit out.
Slavin (lower body) is on the ice for Sunday's practice, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
This news bodes well for Slavin's chances of returning in Game 1 against Nashville on Monday. Slavin sat out the last game of the regular season with the injury and finished up a disappointing (offensively) campaign with just 15 points in 52 games, though his plus-22 rating was a nice treat for fantasy managers.
Coach Rod Brind'Amour said Saturday that he remains hopeful Slavin (lower body) will be ready for Monday's Game 1 against the Predators, Cory Lavalette of North State Journal reports.
Slavin was injured last Saturday but is aiming to make his return for the postseason opener. The blueliner's status will likely come down to pregame warm-ups Monday.
Slavin (lower body) won't play in Monday's season finale against Nashville, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site.
Carolina's resting a few regulars in this one, but Slavin's actually injured. His status will be worth monitoring heading into the playoffs. Slavin finishes the regular season with three goals and 12 assists in 52 games for a career-low point total of 15.
Slavin (lower body) won't return to Saturday's game versus the Predators.
It's unclear how exactly Slavin was injured, but he was ruled out for the rest of the game during the first intermission. It's a big loss for the Hurricanes, who rely on Slavin as a minutes-eating defenseman in a defensive role. His status ahead of Monday's rematch with the Predators is to be determined.
Slavin provided an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Slavin ended a four-game point drought with his helper Tuesday. The American defenseman has 15 points, 99 shots on net, 82 blocked shots and a plus-22 rating through 50 contests. His scoring pace has dropped off this season, but he remains a steady top-four option on the Hurricanes' blue line.
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