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Hurricanes’ Necas Finding Last Season’s Form at the Right Time

Martin Necas Carolina Hurricanes

The 2023-24 season has been interesting for Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Necas. The 25-year-old Czechia native has seen some peaks and valleys throughout the 50 games that he’s played for the Hurricanes this season. He missed five games at the beginning of January due to an upper-body injury he suffered during practice. Before that, he was on pace to have possibly the worst season of his six-year career. However, after coming back, he’s been electric for Carolina, especially over the last 13 games he’s played, dating back to the Jan. 19 games versus the Detroit Red Wings. Let us dive into the last 13 games played for Necas to see how red-hot he’s been for Carolina.

Necas’ Scoring Touch is En Fuego

With the way Necas has been playing, it starts to beg the question, is he finding the 71-point form that the team and fans saw during the 2022-23 season? He led the team last season with the mentioned 71 and his form as of late is showing signs of that guy. If so, that could help the Hurricanes down the stretch with 27 games left in the regular season. Before he suffered his injury, Necas got an assist in the Jan. 2 game against the New York Rangers. When he came back just a couple of weeks later versus the Red Wings, he had been one of the hottest players on the Hurricanes scoring-wise.

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Counting the Rangers game up until Feb. 22 before the Florida Panthers game, Necas has tallied 15 points in his last 13 games played since the start of 2024. He’s scored eight goals and assisted on seven others over that span to start the new year. He has been over a point-per-game player since early January while missing games over that time. The way he has been scoring lately has been a breath of fresh air not only for him but for the Hurricanes as well. He is in the last year of his two-year, $6 million deal that will see him become a restricted free agent (RFA) after the 2023-24 season.

Martin Necas, Carolina Hurricanes (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

After 50 games played, Necas has 17 goals and 40 points which puts him third on the team in points. He sits only behind team leader Sebastian Aho (59 points) and Seth Jarvis (46). His 17 goals also put him third on the team and his 23 assists rank third as well. The form that he has had over his last 13 games has given him a chance to prove that he has not fallen off and back to the former player before the 71-point breakout season. If he has…

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