RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that forward Jeff Skinner has been diagnosed with a concussion and is out indefinitely. Rutherford also updated the status of defenseman Joni Pitkanen, who has also been diagnosed with a concussion and is out indefinitely.
Skinner, 19, currently leads the Hurricanes in goals (12) and points (24). He has missed the team’s last two games, marking the first games he has missed in his NHL career. Pitkanen, 28, leads all Hurricanes defensemen in points (12) and assists (9) and is tied for first among Carolina blueliners with three goals. He has missed the team’s last three games.