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Gleason Update: MRI, But Up & Walking; Brind'Amour To Third Line

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Hurricanes' defenseman Tim Gleason is listed as day-to-day after limping off the ice during yesterday's 4-2 loss to Florida.

"I know that Pete Friesen's more optimistic right now, but the MRI is this afternoon, so I can give you a better idea [then]" coach Paul Maurice said following Friday's practice in Boston. "Based on pain, I'm more optimistic that it's not that serious. But I want to qualify that with we're going to get the actual results this afternoon."

Canes Now says Gleason was walking without crutches, but did have on a protective boot.

Maurice also made mention of shaking up the lines. "It's possible there's too much of the same thing on two lines with Willie and Whit and Roddy, and then the other guys with a lot of speed so ... we need to balance that a little more," he said.

UPDATE: Canes Now has a new post saying that the new line combinations basically represent a demotion for Rod Brind'Amour to the third line. He skated with Scott Walker and Chad LaRose at practice, while Matt Cullen took his spot between Ray Whitney and Justin Williams on the second line.