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Jeff Skinner day to day with upper-body injury

Hurricanes forward didn't practice on Monday, could play against Red Wings on Tuesday @NHL

Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jeff Skinner is day to day because of an upper-body injury.

Skinner, tied with Lee Stempniak for the team scoring lead with six points (two goals), missed practice on Monday. He will join the Hurricanes on their trip to play the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; FS-D, FS-CR, NHL TV).

"He's OK," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters told the Hurricanes website. "He's just waiting on some results. He'll come on the trip to Detroit and play and, if not, we'll shuffle the deck a little bit."

Skinner had one assist in a 6-3 loss at the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. He was assessed a roughing penalty in the third period but did not appear to be injured in the altercation with Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds.

Skinner has formed good chemistry on the top line with center Victor Rask and right wing Stempniak.

"[Skinner] has been good and his line has been good in the offensive zone; they are strong on pucks," Peters said. "He really picked it up after the trade deadline last year. When Skinner is healthy, he's a dominant player."

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