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Haula out for Carolina; Hart likely to start for Philadelphia, which is 1-2-1 in past four

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

HURRICANES (9-4-1) at FLYERS (6-5-2)


The Game

Erik Haula won't play for the Carolina Hurricanes when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.

The forward, who leads Carolina with eight goals, is out with a lower-body injury, and coach Rod Brind'Amour wasn't sure if the Hurricanes would recall a player from Charlotte of the American Hockey League. If not, it's likely that they will use 11 forwards and seven defensemen.

Goalie Carter Hart likely will start for the Flyers, who are 1-2-1 in their past four games after a three-game winning streak.


Players to watch

Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov has seven points (five goals, two assists) during a four-game point streak.

Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has four points (two goals, two assists) during a three-game point streak and leads Philadelphia with seven goals.


They said it

"Depending on how you want to use your guys, you don't want to overdo it. But at the same time, in theory you're getting your best guys out more which is how most coaches look at it. So if we end up going that way tonight (11 forwards and seven defensemen), that's probably the approach I'll have." -- Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour

"He's a great player, lots of skill. Big, can put the shoulder down and take it to the net and can also beat you 1 on 1. Just play tight and don't give him a lot of time and space. He's physically strong for how young he is. Great athlete and a great player." -- Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov on Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov


Hurricanes projected lineup

Andrei Svechnikov -- Sebastian Aho -- Warren Foegele

Nino Niederreiter -- Jordan Staal -- Teuvo Teravainen

Ryan Dzingel -- Lucas Wallmark -- Martin Necas

Brock McGinn -- Brian Gibbons

Jaccob Slavin -- Dougie Hamilton

Jake Gardiner -- Brett Pesce

Joel Edmundson -- Trevor van Riemsdyk

Haydn Fleury

Petr Mrazek

James Reimer

Scratched: None

Injured: Erik Haula (lower body), Jordan Martinook (core muscle surgery)

Flyers projected lineup

James van Riemsdyk -- Claude Giroux -- Joel Farabee

Oskar Lindblom -- Sean Couturier -- Travis Konecny

Michael Raffl -- Kevin Hayes -- Jakub Voracek

Carsen Twarynski -- German Rubtsov -- Tyler Pitlick

Ivan Provorov -- Matt Niskanen

Shayne Gostisbehere -- Justin Braun

Travis Sanheim -- Philippe Myers

Carter Hart

Brian Elliott

Scratched: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg

Injured: Nolan Patrick (migraine disorder), Scott Laughton (broken finger)


Status report

With Haula, Wallmark will center the third line and Fleury will be the seventh defenseman after being scratched the previous four games. Brind'Amour didn't know how long Haula would be out but said he expected to have more information when the Hurricanes returned to Raleigh following the game. ... The Flyers held an optional morning skate.


Stat pack

Aho has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past five games. ... Hamilton has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in his past 12 games. ... Voracek has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past five games and is one goal from 200 in the NHL. ... The Flyers are 6-for-15 (40.0 percent) on the power play in their past three home games.

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