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Justin Williams may be returning to the Carolina Hurricanes

January 2, 2020 - 3:58 PM ET

It looks like Justin Williams may be heading back to the Carolina Hurricanes. Elliotte Friedman reported on NHL Network’s “Morning Skate” that after sitting out the first half of the season, Williams has a contract negotiated to re-join the Hurricanes. This would be a big win for Carolina....

SHORT READ: Justin Williams signs with Hurricanes

January 8, 2020 - 12:23 PM ET

The Carolina Hurricanes announced yesterday night that they’ve signed Justin Williams to a one-year contract. The deal brings Williams back to the Hurricanes for the remainder of the year and carries a $700,000 cap hit. It also includes up to $1.3 million in bonuses. Justin Williams is back...

Hurricanes shouldn’t wait much longer for goaltending to improve

January 10, 2020 - 4:53 PM ET

About three weeks ago I wrote an article on the possibility of James Reimer taking over the crease in Carolina. Since then, Reimer and Mrazek have split time and in eight games, the Hurricanes have allowed 33 goals, which averages to more than four goals against per game. I’m beginning to think...

Hurricanes don’t need to trade for defensive help after Hamilton injury

January 20, 2020 - 1:02 PM ET

Dougie Hamilton is out indefinitely and it's a huge loss for the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s been the team’s best player thus far, logs the most ice time and has been one of the league’s top defensemen. But even with the injury, there shouldn’t be a move made in an effort to replace him in the...

Justin Williams is surpassing expectations

January 22, 2020 - 7:43 PM ET

When a player makes the decision to step away from the game, there’s always the fear that if they come back, they may not be the same player. Well, Justin Williams quickly squashed any concerns with memorable moments in his first two games back with the Carolina Hurricanes. In his return again...