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Hurricanes 'prepared for the worst' on Pitkanen

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07:32 AM ET 09.04 | Joni Pitkanen may be scheduled for an MRI Thursday, but his team isn't hopeful in the result. [The Hurricanes] are prepared to start the new season without [Pitkanen], general manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday. Rutherford said Pitkanen, who suffered a broken left heel bone in April, has not fully recovered. Rutherford said he learned a week ago that Pitkanen still could not put weight on the heel and had not been able to skate. "We don't know how long it's going to be that he's going to be out," Rutherford said. "Is he going to be out a couple of weeks, a month, a half a year, a whole year? I don't know. ... But I'm getting prepared for the worst at this point." ... Pitkanen's setback is a disturbing development for a team looking to strengthen its defensive corps.

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September 4, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Shouldn't these organisations have better Doctors available to them?

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September 4, 2013  09:23 AM ET

That's the Pits.

September 4, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Shouldn't these organisations have better Doctors available to them?

They're busy with rabies shots right now.

September 4, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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This was the medical staff's fault? Just sounds like a really crappy injury to get to me.

not necessarily, but we keep hearing about things like this, where(to me anyway) it seems like maybe the player was hurt worse that they thought...or not as badly either. I guess that it appears that sometimes there is a rush to judgement, probably becaus ethe $teaks are so high....

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September 4, 2013  09:54 AM ET

The real question here is, does he love Chachi?

September 4, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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The real question here is, does he love Chachi?

Of course he does, why else would he be singing "Happy Days are here again"?

September 4, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The real question here is, does he love Chachi?

in perfect Hump Day form

September 4, 2013  01:58 PM ET
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in perfect Hump Day form

Just because

September 4, 2013  03:59 PM ET

Too bad for the Staal bros.......but they got contracts and family so they should be fine. When they trading for Marc?

 
September 4, 2013  05:35 PM ET
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Just because

She's thinking "Man how did I get stuck in this commercial.''

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