Hurricanes' Frederik Andersen Reveals Mystery Injury

Frederik Andersen may or may not have made a difference for the Carolina Hurricanes in their playoff run this season, but nevertheless, his inability to play left the 'Canes relying on Antti Raanta, which turned out in the end to bite them. 

Now Andersen has revealed that he's been out with a torn MCL, suffered on April 16th. He surrendered 7 goals in that game, which, in hindsight, with this new information, isn't a surprise. 

As shared by Hurricanes reporter Walt Ruff, Andersen felt he was so close to returning after six weeks of fighting to make it back. Tuesday night's Game 7 loss to the New York Rangers stung for him that much more.  

Now, Andersen hasn't even been able to lead his team out of the first round of the playoffs in six years, so there's no telling if he'd have been able to make a difference in the 'Canes playoff run. But at least he had seven years of starter's experience in the playoffs; this was Raanta's first real kick at the can.

The 29-year-old nine-year veteran, Andersen has one year left on his deal with Carolina.

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