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Drastic announcement from the Canes on Kotkaniemi ends badly

Published April 15, 2024 at 0:01

The former forward for the Montreal Canadiens, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, is currently experiencing the worst streak of his NHL career.

He has accumulated absolutely no points in his last 8 games, and has only gathered a meager 9 points in his last 58 games. (pace of 13 points per season)

Even his defensive effort is criticized by many.

Unexpected Promotion for Jesperi Kotkaniemi in Carolina!

After having sent him to the stands a few times, the Hurricanes have just made a drastic announcement.

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In an attempt to help him out, he received yet another chance to break through today, as his head coach directly sent him to the second line of his team!

« Guentzel - Aho - Jarvis

Kotkaniemi - Drury - Necas

Martinook - Staal - Svechnikov

Noesen - Kuznetsov - Fast

Slavin - Burns

Orlov - Pesce

Chatfield - DeAngelo

Kochetkov » - Walt Ruff

Unfortunately for KK, it did not end well as he was once again demoted during the game.

He finished the match with a negative differential of -1 and no points, in 11 minutes 57 seconds of playtime.

It will be really interesting to see what happens with him in the playoffs. Will he play in the playoffs? Will he be in uniform or in the stands?

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Drastic announcement from the Canes on Kotkaniemi ends badly

Where will Jesperi Kotkaniemi play in the playoffs for the Canes?

2nd line203.6 %
3rd line9917.8 %
4th line23442.1 %
Scratched20336.5 %
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