Carolina Hurricanes young star Andrei Svechnikov was injured late in the third period of the Canes’ 3-1 loss in Game Three.
During a battle in front of the net with Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, Svechnikov’s right leg buckled, leaving his ankle and foot turned the wrong direction.
Warning: The video is hard to watch.
Referee Kevin Pollock was injured on the same cursed play, taking a puck to the face.
— Here's Your Replay ⬇️ (@TheReplayGuy) August 15, 2020
After the game, Rod Brind’Amour didn’t have an update and said the fall “certainly didn’t look good.”
Rod Brind'Amour on the status of Andrei Svechnikov: "I don't have an update. I know he's getting looked at right now. … It certainly didn't look good. We'll know more at some point."
— Michael Smith (@MSmithCanes) August 15, 2020
Coming into the game, Svechnikov was one of the Hurricanes’ leading scorers in the playoffs, posting seven points (4g, 3a) in six games.
— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) August 15, 2020
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