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Hurricanes' Semin returns

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The Carolina Hurricanes activated forward Alexander Semin from injured reserve on Thursday.

The 29-year-old veteran missed 12 games after he suffered a concussion on Nov. 16 in a game against the St. Louis Blues on a high hit from Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.

Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said Semin was available on Thursday night at Calgary. He was to play on a line with Riley Nash and Jiri Tlusty, 99.9 The Fan Carolina reported.

When Semin was injured, he was second on the team this season with nine points and tied for the team lead in assists with six.

In his first season with the Hurricanes in 2013, Semin missed the Hurricanes' final two games with a concussion. He totaled 44 points in 44 games and after the season received a five-year, $35 million contract extension.

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