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Leighton to Start in Anaheim

Michael Leighton will get the start in goal against the Ducks for tonight's game in Anaheim. The back-up goalie has had one other start this season, a 4-3 overtime win at Tampa Bay.

Chip at LSB is also reporting that Eric Staal will be able to shrug off his sore shoulder and play in tonight's game as well. Staal has played in 258 consecutive games, a franchise best since it's been in Carolina. Tuomo Ruutu is expected to miss another game.

Frank Kaberle has a fracture and will be out for a "few weeks". Anton Babchuk will take his place and will be paired with Nic Wallin. Pitkanen and Gleason will remain the number one pairing which leaves Seidenberg matched with Corvo. We will see how that works out.

The Hurricanes have gone two straight games without scoring on the powerplay, (0-9), and will be looking to get something started with a man advantage the next opportunity they have. They also hope to score first in a game for the first time this season.

Game starts at 8PM eastern.