The Carolina Hurricanes have lost another forward to injury.
Halfway through the first period of Game Four, Jordan Martinook took an awkward bump into the end boards while attempting to check Dmitry Orlov.
Martinook appeared to injure his right leg or knee. As the left wing looked to hit Dmitry Orlov in the Capitals’ defensive zone, Martnook got twisted around and landed back-first into the boards. As he did, his right knee and foot slammed into the boards.
Because the Capitals’ had possession of the puck, Martinook was down on the ice for some time before there was a stoppage in play, and he was assisted to the bench by trainers in obvious discomfort.
Martinook returned to the bench before the end of the first period but was hesitant to put weight on his right leg.
Martinook briefly returned to the game in the first period, but did not look good in his only shift back, struggling to skate with full power.
Martinook gets points for courage but he's not helping anyone out there on one leg.
— Luke DeCock (@LukeDeCock) April 18, 2019
He left the ice thereafter and slammed the wall in frustration with his stick.
He would not return for the second period.
No Martinook to start the second.
— Luke DeCock (@LukeDeCock) April 19, 2019
Later, Martinook was ruled out to return during the rest of the game.
Martinook ruled out for rest of game.
— Chip Alexander (@ice_chip) April 19, 2019
The Canes are already down two forwards after losing Andrei Svechnikov (fight with Alex Ovechkin) and Micheal Ferland (tried to check Tom Wilson) in Game Three. Ferland may still be a ways away from returning while Svechnikov has already returned to practice wearing a full cage.
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