Hurricanes Lose Star Forward For "A While" With Injury


Not very good news out of Carolina Hurricanes practice on Tuesday morning, as the team has announced that an MRI has revealed an injury that will keep forward Andrei Svechnikov out "for at least a while," according to head coach Rod Brind'Amour.

Svechnikov had missed the last two 'Canes games with the upper-body injury, but now his return is "nothing immediate, that's for sure," said Brind'Amour.

It's been a rough go for Svechnikov in 2023, as a torn ACL kept him out of the playoffs last spring, and the first eight games of this season. 

And in the 16 games he has played in 2023-24, he's recorded just one goal, plus 10 assists in 16:36 ice time per night. In 2022-23, he posted his fourth 20-goal season in five NHL campaigns, notching 23 markers with 32 assists for 55 points in 64 games. 

The 'Canes' former No. 2 overall draft pick in 2018 brings a physical presence in addition to his offense that will be missed once again by Carolina in their top-six.

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