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Brind’Amour Says Svechnikov Likely Done For Playoffs

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Andrei Svechnikov Injury

Andrei Svechnikov is not likely to return for the Carolina Hurricanes during the team’s First Round series against the Boston Bruins. Svechnikov was injured in Saturday’s Game 3, which the Bruins won by a final score of 3-1. Svechnikov got tangled with Zdeno Chara while battling in the slot. His right knee appeared to buckle in the battle. Svechnikov needed to be helped off the ice by his teammates.

Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour discussed the injury following Saturday’s Game 3 loss.

“I know he’s getting looked at right now,” Brind’Amour said on Saturday. “It didn’t look very good, obviously. Fell really awkward. Certainly, didn’t look good. We’ll have more, obviously, at some point.”

In six games for the Hurricanes during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Andrei Svechnikov has seven points (4 g, 3 a). Five of those points (3 g, 2 a) came in the Hurricanes’ three-game sweep of the New York Rangers in the Qualification Round.

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“Right now, it’s tough because you see a kid go down, and that injury looks really bad,” Brind’Amour continued on Saturday. “That’s all that’s going through my head. I hate it for him. That’s it. I can’t even comment on anything else, to be honest with you.”

There wasn’t much more to add on Sunday. Brind’Amour said that he “highly doubts” that Svechnikov will be back for the playoffs. The second-year head coach followed that up by saying he did not have an official update, and that the team is still waiting for MRI results.

Alex is a 2016 graduate of Springfield College who is currently a writer with Boston Hockey Now and The Oilers Rig. Outside of writing, you can find Alex in rinks around New England as the Play-by-Play voice of the USPHL’s Boston Junior Bruins. In addition, he does broadcasting work for Northeastern University, Holy Cross And UMass-Lowell. Reach him on Twitter: @Alex_Thomas14

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[…] Brind’Amour also said that Andrei Svechnikov will be out for Game 4, and that he is likely done for the remainder of the series against the Bruins. […]

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