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Behind Enemy Lines: Edmundson, Svechnikov Both Out For Game 4



The last time Joel Edmundson laced up for the Carolina Hurricanes was Game 1 against the Boston Bruins. Edmundson recorded one goal and 30:30 time on ice in the Hurricane’s 4-3 double overtime loss.

Edmundson has not dressed for for a game since, with an undisclosed injury that has had him sidelined. Rod Brind’Amour confirmed that Edmundson will not be in the lineup for Game 4 against the Bruins. However, Brind’Amour said that Edmundson is closer to being back.

Averaging 23:40 of time on ice, and having a plus-4 rating during the Hurricanes first four postseason games, Edmundson has been an important player for Carolina. But, the Hurricanes will have to play another game without the 27-year-old defenseman.

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.

Svechnikov was injured in Saturday’s Game 3 loss. The 20-year-old forward got tangled up with Zdeno Chara when his right knee began to buckle. Svechnikov needed assistance off the ice by his teammates.

In six games for the Hurricanes during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Andrei Svechnikov has four goals and three assists. Five of those points came in Hurricanes’ sweep of the New York Rangers in the Qualification Round.

“Right now, it’s tough because you see a kid go down, and that injury looks really bad,” Brind’Amour said after Saturday’s game. “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.”

Brind’Amour did not provide an update on the extent of Svechnikov’s injury, as the team had been waiting for MRI results.

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