The 19-year-old rookie did some light skating during the Canes morning skate ahead of Game Four, sporting a black eye and a full cage.
Svechnikov told The Athletic’s Sara Civian that he hoped to play in Monday night’s Game Six, but the forward was ultimately not cleared for the game. However, according to comments from Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour on Tuesday, he remains a possibility for Game Seven.
Andrei Svechnikov will get put through more tests and a skate today. Could be a possibility for Game 7 if he's cleared, #Canes head coach Rod Brind'Amour said.
— Michael Smith (@MSmithCanes) April 23, 2019
Following Hurricanes practice on Sunday, Svechkikov told reporters, “Yeah, it feels good. Just skate a little bit. My head still hurts a little, but it’s alright.”
Raleigh News and Observer’s Chip Alexander noted that the Hurricanes did not hold a practice on Tuesday, and will not have morning skate in DC on Wednesday. Svechnikov did skate on Tuesday, even without a scheduled practice.
Svechnikov will still need to complete a post-concussion evaluation before being allowed to return to the Canes line-up. The earliest that will occur is Wednesday.
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