Hurricanes Andrei Svechnikov Goes Down In 3-1 Loss To Bruins

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Carolina Hurricanes young phenom forward Andrei Svechnikov took an awkward fall in the third period of the ’Canes 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday. He was helped from the ice by ‘Canes defenseman Dougie Hamilton and the Hurricanes trainer.

The Hurricanes were trailing the Bruins 2-1 at the time of the incident in Game 3 of their first round series. Svechnikov was in a net-front tussle with Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara when he twisted and fell awkwardly to the ice, apparently injuring his right knee or right ankle.

There are no early reports as to the condition of Svechnikov, although the fall did not look good.

Hurricane’s coach Rod Brind’Amour was distracted in his postgame media session, and said the only thing going through his mind right now was the Svechnikov injury.

Svechnikov had four goals and three assists in five post-season games prior to the injury. We will update when more is known.

Game 4 of the series is set for Monday night at 8:00 p.m. on NBCSN.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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2 Responses to Hurricanes Andrei Svechnikov Goes Down In 3-1 Loss To Bruins

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    Second year in a row that Svechnikov has gone down in the playoffs. Last year, concussion from fight with Ovi. This year, knee from Chara. (Appreciate Ovi’s good health even more.)

    Tuukka really missing his family. Bubble life is almost like living in a dorm. Great for the young and single. Not so good for those who are older with kids. (Note: Caps have had 8 babies born since the beginning of pre-season.)

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