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Injuries piling up for Hurricanes during playoff run

By The News · 02 of May 2019 08:36:44
AP Photo,, No available, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek, of the Czech Republic, guards his net against the New York Islanders during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in New York. Mrazek was replaced by Curtis McElhinney in the second period. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek is day to day with a lower body injury while defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is out with an upper body injury.

Coach Rod Brind’Amour also says forward Saku Maenalanen is expected to miss the rest of the Hurricanes’ second-round series with the New York Islanders with an upper body injury.

Brind’Amour spoke a day after the Hurricanes’ list of injuries grew considerably during a 2-1 victory in New York that gave Carolina a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is Wednesday night.

Mrazek, who has 210 saves on 230 shots faced while going 5-3 in the playoffs, left Sunday’s game 6½ minutes into the second period. He was replaced by Curtis McElhinney, who stopped all 17 shots he saw.