Carolina Hurricanes Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Williams snapped a three-game pointless stretch with an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Flames, skating primarily on the top line with Sebastian Aho and Nino Niederreiter.
Impact: Williams now has eight points through 11 games in the month of January, and is trending towards another 50-point season. The Canes' captain had previously been playing in a middle-six capacity, but with the recent reshuffling of the lineup following Niederreiter's arrival from Minnesota, he should now start to see more opportunities to contribute offensively. If you were previously stashing him away on your fantasy bench, now would be a good time to activate him.
News: McGinn notched an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Flames, but skated only 13:02, his lowest ice time in three weeks.
Impact: McGinn had previously been skating in a top-six role; however, with the recent arrival of Nino Niederreiter via trade from Minnesota, he's been shuffled down to the third line alongside Jordan Martinook and rookie Andrei Svechnikov. The good news is, McGinn is still finding ways to crack the scoresheet, and now has seven points through 11 games in the month of January.
News: Hamilton lit the lamp in Tuesday's loss to the Flames.
Impact: Hamilton fired four shots on goal in this outing, helping him break his seven-game goalless streak. The 25-year-old's converting on less of his shots than normal with a rate of 4.1 percent, which stacks up as the worst mark of his career by far -- he posted a rate of 5.3 percent in the 2014-15 season. Still, Hamilton's on pace to eclipse 10 goals for the fifth straight season.
News: Teravainen dished out an assist in Tuesday's win over the Flames.
Impact: Teravainen sent a pass to Sebastian Aho in the slot, and Aho sent it past David Rittich to send the game into overtime. The 24-year-old winger has been quite the playmaker lately with eight assists in the last nine games, but he has no goals and just 12 shots on goal in that span.
News: Aho lit the lamp in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Flames.
Impact: The Hurricanes had an empty net when Aho reeled in a pass from Teuvo Teravainen and sent a pass past David Rittich's blocker to tie the game 2-2 with just 44 second remaining. The game went to overtime due to his effort, but Calgary's Mikael Backlund scored just 15 seconds into overtime. Aho now has 22 goals and 55 points in 49 games, and he'll look to continue the momentum Wednesday versus the Canucks.
News: Mrazek allowed three goals on 25 shots in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Flames.
Impact: Mrazek was shaping up to have a respectable stat line, but Carolina's Sebastian Aho sent the game into overtime with just 24 seconds left, causing Mrazek to allow an extra score to Mikael Backlund in the extra frame. It has been a tough January for Mrazek, as he has allowed at least three goals in six of seven games to record an .880 save percentage and 4-2-1 record.
News: Ferland left Tuesday's game versus the Flames with an upper-body injury and won't return, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Impact: Ferland also missed Sunday's game versus the Oilers with an upper-body injury, and it's unclear if this is related. He has a quick turnaround to shake the issue with Wednesday's road game versus the Canucks on the horizon. Ferland is likely trending toward sitting out since given his recent injury woes and the upcoming All-Star break, which will provide additional recovery time.
News: McElhinney (lower body) is not expected to be in the lineup against the Flames on Tuesday.
Impact: McElhinney was shelled his previous time out to the tune of six goals on 28 shots. The netminder will miss his third consecutive clash due to his lower-body issue. Even once healthy, the 35-year-old could struggle for consistent minutes and could find himself splitting time with Petr Mrazek. With a back-to-back on the schedule, McElhinney may have to wait until after the All-Star break to return to the lineup.
News: Mrazek is in line to start between the pipes in Tuesday's road game against the Flames, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Impact: Mrazek wasn't great in his last start Sunday against the Oilers, surrendering four goals on 21 shots, but he was ultimately able to pick up his 10th win of the season due to fantastic goal support from his teammates. The 26-year-old netminder will look to keep rolling and secure a second straight victory in a tough road matchup with a Calgary club that's averaging 4.36 goals per game at home this campaign, first in the NHL.
News: Ferland (upper body) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Calgary, Tim Campbell of reports.
Impact: It will be Ferland's first game against his former team since he was traded June 23. Ferland was a late scratch for Carolina's game Sunday, but seems to be fully recovered from an upper-body injury. The 26-year-old has 13 goals and 25 points in 40 games this season.