Canes Trying To Boost PP By Activating Skinner

Jeff_Skinner_Carolina_2013The Carolina Hurricanes activated forward Jeff Skinner from IR on Thursday, paving the way for him to play in tonight’s tilt against Detroit after an 11-game absence.

For the owners of the NHL’s 26th-ranked power play — a unit that’s clicking at a woeful 12.5 percent — getting Skinner back is a major boon.

“He’s capable of making that game-breaking play that can put you in the lead or tie a game. He has that different dimension we need right now as far as all these tight games, having a natural goal-scorer. And that’s what he is.” ‘Canes head coach Kirk Muller told the Raleigh News & Observer.

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk