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Projected Lineup: Panthers vs. Hurricanes

Geekie back in with McGinn out

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

Two of the top teams in the Central Division square off when the Carolina Hurricanes host the Florida Panthers.

The Canes, who have two games in hand, trail the Panthers by three points in the standings enterting this two-game series. Morgan Geekie is expected to draw in on the fourth line with Brock McGinn sidelined by an upper-body injury. Petr Mrazek, who posted a 28-save shutout in his return on Sunday, is the projected starting goalie.

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Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.

Forwards

Svechnikov-Aho-Fast
Martinook-Trocheck-Necas
Niederreiter-Staal-Foegele
Paquette-Lorentz-Geekie

Defensemen

Slavin-Hamilton
Skjei-Pesce
Fleury-Bean

Goalies

Mrazek
Nedeljkovic

Scratch: Reimer

Injuries: McGinn (upper body), Teravainen (concussion symptoms; injured reserve)

Taxi squad: Gardiner, Keane, McCormick

Note: Lineup subject to change prior to opening faceoff.

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