As you may already know, the Carolina Hurricanes have already begun preparations to return to the ice since the players accepted terms last Saturday (January 12th) to end the lockout which has already pre-empted a large portion of the season. The abreviated 48-game 2013 regular season will begin next Saturday, with 8 of the Canes first 12 games will be on the road. It is, however, clear that the players and fans alike are eager to get back to the ice! The Canes will start their season away against the Florida Panthers this Saturday, the 19th, at 8 PM. Click here for the Hurricanes full schedule and league updates.