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Checkers' Fleury improves in first pro season

Defenseman Haydn Fleury, a first-round draft pick by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014, discusses his first professional season with the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL and how he has improved. The Checkers are in the AHL's Calder Cup playoffs.

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Checkers' Saarela makes instant impact

Video: Finnish forward Aleksi Saarela joined the Charlotte Checkers, the Carolina Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, last month after playing in Finland and has made an instant impact with his scoring. The Checkers are in the AHL playoffs for the first time since 2013.

       

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Checkers' Fleury improves in first pro season

Defenseman Haydn Fleury, a first-round draft pick by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014, discusses his first professional season with the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL and how he has improved. The Checkers are in the AHL's Calder Cup playoffs.
Chip Alexander calexander@newsobserver.com
Checkers' Fleury improves in first pro season 1:39

Checkers' Fleury improves in first pro season

Checkers' Saarela makes instant impact 2:26

Checkers' Saarela makes instant impact

Canes' Rask: 'It sucks,' to not be in the playoffs 1:59

Canes' Rask: 'It sucks,' to not be in the playoffs

Canes look to improve OT and shootouts in off season; praise character of Bryan Bickell 10:02

Canes look to improve OT and shootouts in off season; praise character of Bryan Bickell