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Carolina’s Jeff Skinner activated after missing 16 games with concussion

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes have activated forward Jeff Skinner after he missed 16 games with a concussion.

The NHL’s top rookie last season was eligible to play in Sunday night’s game at Washington.

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The 19-year-old Skinner was hurt Dec. 7 at Edmonton.

At the time of the injury, he led the team with 12 goals and 24 points.