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53 Jeff Skinner LW
Height/Weight: 5-11/200 | Birthdate: 5/16/1992 | Birthplace: Markham, Ontario, Canada | Team: Carolina Hurricanes | College: None | NHL Experience: 4 | Salary: $900,000 | Owned/Started%: 75/36 | Average Draft Position: 86.31
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1/16/2015

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner Returns To Game

News: Jeff Skinner was able to return to Friday's game against the Canucks after being tested for a concussion in the Hurricanes' locker room, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief, as it appears as though Jeff Skinner has avoided a concussion. Skinner has tallied 19 points through 28 games with the Canes this season.

1/16/2015

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner Heads To Locker Room

News: Jeff Skinner headed to the locker room in the second period of Friday's game against the Canucks to be tested for a concussion, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner headed to the locker room after taking a big hit into the boards in the second period. It's unclear if the he'll be able to return to Friday's contest at this point in time.

1/10/2015

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR Canes' Skinner: Two Points, Shaking Funk?

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner: Two Points, Shaking Funk?

News: Jeff Skinner scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Blues. He now has three points, including two goals, in his last two games.
Analysis: Is this a sign of life for the beleaguered winger? He has so much talent, but he's been going through the motions this season. We're willing to take a chance on him right now -- there's nowhere to go but up right now.

1/4/2015

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner (Illness) To Play Sunday

News: Jeff Skinner (illness) will re-enter the lineup Sunday against the Bruins, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner returned to practice Saturday, indicating he was feeling better and foreshadowing a return to the lineup Sunday. He will enter the contest against the Bruins with eight goals and eight assists while sporting a minus-8 rating in 33 games this season.

1/3/2015

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Hurricanes' Skinner Back Skating Saturday

News: Jeff Skinner (illness) resumed practicing with the team Saturday.
Analysis: He looked to be a full participant in the session, taking part in rushes with the team's third line. Barring an unforeseen setback, it appears likely he'll be fine to play Sunday against the Bruins, but the Hurricanes figure to officially decide on his status the morning of the game.

1/2/2015

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner (Illness) Out Friday

News: Jeff Skinner is feeling ill and will not play Friday against the Flyers, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner was absent from the club's morning skate with flu-like symptoms and is being considered day-to-day at this time. The Hurricanes will revisit his status at Saturday's practice before determining if he'll be available for Sunday's matinee date with the Bruins.

12/20/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner: Three Points In Last Four Games

News: Jeff Skinner notched his eighth goal of the season in Saturday's shootout loss to the Rangers. He has three three points in his last four games.
Analysis: Will he ever get back to the lofty heights he showed in his rookie season? Maybe, maybe not. Let's hope this little four-game stretch is a foreshadowing of something special. Or at least a solid little run.

12/7/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner Fires Off 10 Shots

News: Jeff Skinner couldn't find the back of the net, but rifled off 10 shots on goal in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner has just one goal in his last seven games, but it's not for a lack of trying as he has 27 shots in that span. He has six goals on the season, but they should start to come more frequently as he has just a 7.5% shooting percentage this year as compared to his career average of 11.1%.

12/2/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Skinner's Two Points Help 'Canes To Win

News: Jeff Skinner scored the game's opening goal and assisted on Victor Rask's eventual winner in the third period Tuesday against Nashville.
Analysis: After going scoreless in three straight, it's nice to see Jeff Skinner get back on the horse with a multi-point outing. The 22-year-old's been streaky so far this year and hasn't quite found the pace we know he's capable of.

11/22/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR Canes' Skinner Collects Two Assists In Loss

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner Collects Two Assists In Loss

News: Jeff Skinner collected a pair of assists in Saturday's loss to Colorado.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner has been hot lately, recording two goals and five points in his last three games. Despite the recent production, it's worth noting Skinner skated on the third line Saturday, logging a season-low 12:57 of ice time. He's still playing on the top power-play unit, however, so his production isn't likely to slow down anytime soon. The 22-year-old is having a productive season thus far, collecting five goals and 11 points in 16 games.

11/21/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Hurricanes' Skinner Notches Two Points

News: Jeff Skinner scored a goal and assisted on Eric Staal's power-play tally in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Things have been slow for Jeff Skinner to start the year, but his proclivity for putting pucks on net and low shooting percentage point to some ill luck. He's got goals in consecutive games now, though, and his fantasy owners will be hoping for him to build on that. Thursday's helper was his first power-play point of the season.

11/10/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner Grabs Two Points

News: Jeff Skinner notched a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-1 win over the Flames.
Analysis: Monday extended Jeff Skinner's streak to three straight games with a point, bringing him to three each in goals and assists. The goal was the 100th of his career, and he seems poised to reach the 30 goal and 50 point mark.

11/4/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes Demote Skinner To Fourth Line

News: Jeff Skinner will be moved to the fourth line for Tuesday's game against Columbus, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: With Alexander Semin returning to the top line after sitting out as a healthy scratch, coach Bill Peters reportedly did not want to disrupt the chemistry of his second and third lines, so the only spot left for Jeff Skinner was on the fourth line with Jay McClement and Patrick Dwyer. Obviously, the move does nothing for Skinner's fantasy value, however he's far too talented for this to be a permanent demotion. We suggest putting Skinner on your fantasy bench until he gets promoted back to a scoring line.

10/25/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Hurricanes' Skinner Finds Net For First Point

News: Jeff Skinner tallied his first point of the season on a second-period goal Friday against the Oilers.
Analysis: Sidelined for four games earlier in the season with a concussion, Jeff Skinner had struggled to a minus-4 rating over his first two games back before righting the ship Friday. The collective stink of the Hurricanes, the league's only winless team, could ravage his plus/minus rating, but Skinner should be on track for another 50-point campaign if health permits.

10/20/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner (Concussion) To Return Tuesday

News: Jeff Skinner (concussion) will make his regular season debut Tuesday at Winnipeg, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports. "He looks hungry and ready to go," according to head coach Bill Peters.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner missed the Canes' first four games of the season after suffering the injury during the preseason, but has reportedly looked sharp in practices lately. He will try to provide a boost to a struggling Carolina squad that is still looking for its first win of the season (0-2-2).

10/17/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Carolina Activates Skinner From IR

News: Jeff Skinner (concussion) was activated from injured reserve Friday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: Although Jeff Skinner was unable to return to action Thursday as the Hurricanes had hoped, it appears that with a few practices over the weekend, he'll make his season debut in the team's next game on Oct. 21 versus Winnipeg. Skinner skated on the second line with Victor Rask and Elias Lindholm at Friday's practice, and it appears he'll stick there once the Hurricanes resume play. His return should be a welcome development for a scoring-starved Hurricanes squad that had already been playing without both Staal brothers.

10/16/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Hurricanes' Skinner Ruled Out Thursday

News: Jeff Skinner (concussion) has been ruled out of Thursday's contest versus the Rangers, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner joined the Hurricanes in New York and was on the ice for morning skate, but with only one full-contact practice on his ledger since sustaining the concussion, coach Bill Peters understandably wasn't comfortable using him Thursday. The Hurricanes will receive a much-needed five-day break in the schedule after Thursday's tilt, which should allow Skinner to pick up enough practice time before the team plays its next game Tuesday against Winnipeg.

10/15/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Carolina's Skinner (Concussion) Takes Contact

News: Jeff Skinner (concussion) didn't wear a no-contact jersey at Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner will travel with the Hurricanes to New York in advance of Thursday's game with the Rangers, with a decision on his status for the contest to come down following morning skate. With three of the Hurricanes' other top players in Eric Staal, Jordan Staal and Andrej Sekera seemingly unlikely to play Thursday, Skinner's potential return would represent a welcome development.

10/13/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner Could Play Thursday

News: Jeff Skinner (concussion) could return to the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner will skate in Tuesday's morning skate, but won't be in the lineup against the Sabres. He could return Thursday, though, to make his season debut, and provide an offensive threat for the injury riddled Canes.

10/12/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Hurricanes Place Concussed Skinner On IR

News: Jeff Skinner (concussion) was placed on injured reserve by the Hurricanes on Sunday, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner suffered the concussion in an Oct. 5 preseason game and missed the team's first two games as a result. His placement on injured reserve likely means he will be out longer, though concussions don't typically have a timetable.

10/6/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner Has Concussion

News: Jeff Skinner has been diagnosed with a concussion, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner suffered the injury during the Hurricanes final preseason game, and will likely miss the season opener Friday because of it, and possibly beyond. Because Skinner has already suffered multiple concussions over his young career, there's legitimate concern he may not receive clearance right away. At any rate, he'll be subjected to the NHL's concussion protocol, with the Hurricanes holding out hope that the head injury Skinner sustained was a mild one. The 22-year-old racked up 33 goals and 21 assists in 71 games last season, and should be one of Carolina's leading scorers again when healthy.

10/5/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner (Upper Body) To Be Evaluated Monday

News: Jeff Skinner (upper body) will be reevaluated Monday after he was forced out of Sunday's preseason game.
Analysis: Coach Bill Peters relayed after Sunday's game that Jeff Skinner feels fine, but a definite update on his status will be given Monday after he's examined further. His past history of concussions is alarming so it'll be important to see how he feels Monday to determine his status moving forward.

10/5/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner Leaves Early With Upper Body Injury

News: Jeff Skinner left Sunday's preseason game early with an upper body injury and did not return, Chip Alexander of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner has had a history of concussions last season that caused him to miss a significant amount of time. The team hasn't indicated that is the case but another report seemed to hint that it is a possibility. The injury may leave his status in doubt for the Hurricanes' regular season opener Oct. 10.

10/1/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Canes' Skinner Seeing Prime Minutes In Preseason

News: Jeff Skinner saw 17:14 worth of ice time in Monday's 3-1 preseason loss to the Blues, skating primarily on a line with Elias Lindholm and Riley Nash.
Analysis: Jeff Skinner, who has battled concussions on numerous occasions in the past, played close to a full season last year and comes into this season fully healthy. He will be a top-six player for the Canes this year and will look to improve on last season's 54-point effort - his highest total since his rookie season (63 points in 2010-11). He makes for a fine mid- to late-round selection in most standard fantasy formats.

4/14/2014

Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR

Jeff Skinner

Carolina's Skinner Nabs Two Goals In Finale

News: Jeff Skinner scored two goals in Sunday's season-ending victory over the Flyers.
Analysis: The two tallies allowed Jeff Skinner to pile on to his career-best total of 33 goals. In so doing, he snapped a three-game skid without a point and heads into the upcoming season as a foundational member of Carolina's forward corps.