News: Skinner picked up an assist Saturday in a win over the Devils. It was just his second point in his last 10 games.
Impact: Skinner has just 32 points in 69 games this season and has never come close to his brilliant 63-point rookie season. Is he a potential 30-goal scorer or just a marginal fantasy play? Right now -- and sadly -- it's the latter.
News: Staal scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-1 victory over New Jersey. His current point streak now stands at three games and six points, including two goals.
Impact: This little streak is saving his season -- his 49 points are his lowest point total since his rookie year (yes, he still hasn't matched his lockout total of 53 points). Take advantage of this run. And remember his name next fall -- he'll be just 31 in October and he still has at least a couple more solid seasons in him. He'll be better than this.
News: Semin is expected to miss Saturday's game against the Devils due to a hamstring injury, Chantel McCabe of FOX Sports Florida reports.
Impact: Semin missed the Hurricanes' morning skate Saturday to receive further evaluation on the injury, so it appears safe to count him out for at least one game. Patrick Dwyer is expected to reenter the lineup in Semin's stead.