Report: Hurricanes' Semin still recovering from early offseason wrist surgery

by Aug 9, 10:01 AM

Carolina Hurricanes forward Alex Semin appears to be stuck in recovery mode more than two months after undergoing wrist surgery to correct an issue that plagued him for all of 2013-14.

The 30-year-old forward was limited to 65 games this past season, but managed to register 22 goals, 20 assists, a 55.2 Corsi For rating and 906 total shot attempts while playing with an injury suffered early in the season.

All indications are that he remains on track to be ready for training camp, and new head coach Bill Peters will certainly be looking to the offensively gifted Semin (who has four years and $28 million remaining on his contract) to help spark the turnaround in Carolina.

Aug 20, 2:07 PM

Hurricanes GM: 'No issues' with Semin's surgically-repaired wrist

by Aug 20, 2:07 PM

Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis debunked a report that Alexander Semin's surgically-repaired wrist is "not fully recovered," saying he expects the Russian forward to arrive at training camp at full steam.

"My understanding was that he was coming back to train,” Francis said, via the team's official website. “He’s training, according to his agent, a couple times a day and doing therapy on the wrist as well. There were no issues with the wrist, as far as I was told.”

When asked if Semin would be 100 percent by the start of training camp in mid-September, Francis said, "Based on the information I have, absolutely yes."

Semin missed 17 games last season due to the injury, and is believed to have been hampered by wrist issues since training camp last September.

May 28, 7:43 PM

Hurricanes' Semin underwent offseason wrist surgery

by May 28, 7:43 PM

Alexander Semin vastly disappointed in his second season with the Carolina Hurricanes, but an injured trigger hand may have contributed to his woes.

After recently undergoing surgery to mend a wrist damaged in training camp last season, Semin has the opportunity to earn a reprieve for his failure to meet the expectations attached to a five-year, $35-million contract.

"He tried a couple different things over the course of the season, but more or less just played with the bad wrist all season," said General Manager Ron Franics via the team's official website

"All indications are that the surgery went well. He’s rehabbing it now, and he should be 100 percent for training camp."

If his efficiency is any indication, Semin's injured wrist was a strong deterrent last season; he managed just 42 points in 65 games after scoring at a point per game pace during 2012-13's lockout-shortened campaign.

Feature photo courtesy of Tom Szczerbowski / USA TODAY

Apr 14, 12:46 PM

Hurricanes' Semin to have offseason wrist surgery

by Apr 14, 12:46 PM

Carolina Hurricanes forward Alex Semin will undergo offseason surgery on a wrist that has caused problems throughout the year.

Reports surfaced that Semin did not receive a call from the Russian National Team to attend the World Championships in May. The surgery, as confirmed by Jim Rutherford and head coach Kirk Muller, presumably is the reason being.

Apr 14, 9:00 AM

Report: Hurricanes' Semin hasn't received a call to attend World Championships

by Apr 14, 9:00 AM

Alexander Semin was left of Russia's Olympic team heading into the Sochi 2014 Games. He would make his way on the team due to injury, but was disappointed with being left off in the first place.

A little deja-vu for Semin as the National Team has not yet contacted him about joining Team Russia for the World Championships in Minsk, Belarus in May.

While he hasn't been invited, it might be for the best as head coach Kirk Muller reportedly said Semin's wrist injury will require surgery.

So maybe that's why he's been left off the team, for now.