Jeff Skinner Cleared for Contact

Standard Spin: Good news today out of Carolina: Jeff Skinner is cleared for contact after missing the last 14 games with concussion symptoms.  This paves the way for a return to action, and last season's rookie of the year could be back in the lineup as early as Thursday.  He had 24 points in 30 games prior to the injury, good for a solid .80 points/game pace, and his presence elevates the entire Hurricanes team.  As soon as you get word of an official return date, get him back in there.  (Jan.11)