The Carolina Hurricanes star winger’s status unknown following bad-looking leg injury
On Saturday, the Boston Bruins secured a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes and subsequently took a 2-1 lead in their Stanley Cup Playoff series. However, that’s not the biggest story from the game. Rather, it’s regarding the health of Carolina star winger Andrei Svechnikov.
During the third period of the game, Svechnikov was battling with Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara right in front of Boston’s net. Svechnikov was tangled up with Chara’s towering frame, and as he fell to the ice, the Carolina winger’s right leg awkwardly bent. Svechnikov immediately grabbed his right knee and needed the help of the Carolina’s medical staff to skate off the ice.
Svechnikov undergoing tests to determine severity of injury
After the game, Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’amour didn’t provide an immediate update on Svechnikov’s health, only mentioning that he was getting his leg looked at. The coach did say, however, that “it certainly didn’t look good.”
If Svechnikov’s injury is as serious as it looks, this could be the nail in the proverbial coffin for the Hurricanes. Svechnikov is easily Carolina’s best player, as evidenced by his performance against the New York Rangers in the NHL’s Stanley Cup Qualifying Round. Through seven games inside the Toronto bubble, Svecnhikov has scored four goals and tallied three assists.
Hurricanes fans will be waiting for an update on their star winger with bated breath. If anything, they shouldn’t expect Svechnikov to take the ice for Game 4 on Monday night. We’ll continue to keep you updated on Svhechnikov’s health once they are provided the the team.