Carolina Hurricanes-New Jersey Devils: Joe Jensen Recalled

Robert McGeeSenior Writer IFebruary 18, 2008

That is not a typo.

Joe Jensen, the mystery forward the Hurricanes acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins farm system earlier this year for David Gove, will see his first ever NHL action today. Lord Stanley’s Blog reported that Erik Cole will not play due to the flu, and apparently sometime from the time he scored the game winning goal on Saturday night to this afternoon, Ray Whitney tweaked his groin.


Lord Stanley’s Blog reports the lineup to be as follows:

  • Cullen-Staal-Hamilton
  • Ladd-Letowski-Samsonov
  • Bayda-Aucoin-Walker
  • Brookbank-Jensen-Conboy
  • Kaberle-Corvo
  • Wesley-Wallin
  • Borer-Gleason

John Grahame will be the lucky netminder for this crew. I can’t help but wonder why the Hurricanes didn’t recall Brandon Nolan, the leading scorer in Albany. Is this the best lineup they could come up with?

Supposedly these games have the importance of playoff games, yet the players of this team keep dropping like flies. This lineup doesn’t look very “playoffish”.

Oh well, miracles do happen.

Game time is at 1 p.m. It will be broadcast on FSN.