Teuvo Teravainen's roughly monthlong injury absence appears to be near an end.

The Hurricanes forward has shed his no-contact jersey and participated in a full practice Monday ahead of the Eastern Conference Final against the Panthers. 

It's unclear exactly when he might be ready to play, though his return would be a lift for a team that has kept advancing despite injuries to top-line forwards.

"I think I'm pretty much ready to go," Teravainen said after Monday's practice. "So whenever Coach puts me out there, I'll be good."