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Nordstrom's back, Checkers come home, an OHL walk-out and more in today's Canes news clips.

Joakim Nordstrom returns from a conditioning assignment in Charlotte.
Joakim Nordstrom returns from a conditioning assignment in Charlotte.
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In today's Canes news:

  • Joakim Nordstrom has been recalled by the Hurricanes after spending the weekend in Charlotte on a conditioning assignment. Nordstrom played in three games for the Canes before suffering a lower body injury that kept him out for the next eleven. Thursday the Canes assigned him to Charlotte, where he played in two games and scored a goal in a 3-2 Checkers win against the Manitoba Moose on Sunday. [CH.com]
  • Speaking of Charlotte, after a ten-game road trip and a 6-4-0 record to start their season, the Checkers finally returned to the Queen City to christen their new home, Bojangles Coliseum. With 8,300 on hand for the home opener Saturday night, the Checkers were unable to come away with a victory against the Manitoba Moose, but they avenged Saturday's loss with a win on Sunday. On a side note, the Charlotte Business Journal hints that talks may be in the words for a Hurricanes preseason game at the new coliseum in the next couple of years. [Charlotte Observer] [Charlotte Business Journal] [Checkers 11/7 recap] [Checkers 11/8 recap]
  • A crazy developing story out of Flint involving the OHL's Flint Firebirds, formerly the Peter Karmanos-owned Plymouth Whalers. Sunday evening, after a come-from-behind overtime victory, the new team owner apparently fired the coaching staff in part because the owner was unhappy with his son's ice time. Angry over the decision, the entire team protested by quitting and walking out. Canes prospects Alex Nedeljkovic and Josh Wesley are on the Firebirds roster and are presumably part of the revolt. For the latest check out our colleagues at Winging It In Motown and CanesProspects on twitter.

  • Gamble for a great cause. The Triangle Special Hockey Association is holding its first annual Casino Night on Friday, November 13th, at Big Boss Brewing Company in Raleigh. The event will feature non-cash prize casino games, food and drink, prizes and silent auction items. Proceeds will benefit Carolina Sled Hockey, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and enjoyment of ice hockey for developmentally or physically challenged youth and adults. For more details, visit their web site [Carolina Sled Hockey].
  • Tonight the Hockey Hall of Fame inducts its 2015 members, and Peter Karmanos will be honored in the "builders" category. General manager Ron Francis (who is attending the ceremony), team president Don Waddell, and captain Eric Staal share their thoughts on Karmanos and tonight's induction. [N&O]
  • Jeff Skinner was the recipient of the fireman's helmet after his late-night heroics in Saturday's game [CH.com] His game-tying goal was the third-latest in Hurricanes history. Here are the others, per Elias:

  • Finally, more praise for Noah Hanifin. NHL Insider takes a look at the maturity in the rookie defenseman, only 18 but with the intellect to see the game like a veteran. The article includes an interesting sidebar about Nathan Gerbe's role as landlord and role model [NHL.com]. Perhaps offering a bit of insight to the maturity he shows on the ice, on Saturday's broadcast Noah shared his Hockey Fights Cancer story, his father's battle with cancer and how it affected him and his family. You won't want to miss it. Touching and brave, as were all the Hockey Fights Cancer stories shared at Saturday's game.