Hurricanes Receive Very Bad Injury News About Defenseman Brett Pesce

The Carolina Hurricanes' injury luck just won't turn around as they have been heavily dealing with key injuries since last season. While Sebastian Aho missed some time this season, Andrei Svechnikov hasn't played a game this season yet.

Originally only thought to be out for a few days, after re-evaluation, Hurricanes' head coach Rod Brind'Amour said this about Brett Pesce's status, "Bad news. I was hoping that he'd be a day or two away, but that's definitely not the case. When asked if Pesce is considered week-to-week, Brind'Amour replied, "Way more than that. It's not good."

Pesce is one of the best defenders in the NHL and quietly goes about his business in Carolina on the second pairing with Brady Skjei. The Hurricanes have a top-three defense core in the NHL and Jalen Chatfield is able to step into the lineup, but Pesce is a huge loss nonetheless. While the Hurricanes have struggled to keep the puck out of their net this season uncharacteristically, Pesce and Skjei have been on the ice for five goals for and only two against at five-on-five.

This is bad news for a team that has Stanley Cup aspirations and they hope he can be back in time for the playoffs at the very least. It is also frustrating for Pesce since he is in his contract year and looking for a pay bump and term.

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