Slavin (lower body) won't play in Monday's season finale against Nashville, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site. Carolina's resting a few regulars in this one, but Slavin's actually injured. His status will be worth monitoring heading into the playoffs. Slavin finishes the regular season with three goals and 12 assists in 52 games for a career-low point total of 15.
Slavin (lower body) won't return to Saturday's game versus the Predators. It's unclear how exactly Slavin was injured, but he was ruled out for the rest of the game during the first intermission. It's a big loss for the Hurricanes, who rely on Slavin as a minutes-eating defenseman in a defensive role. His status ahead of Monday's rematch with the Predators is to be determined.
Slavin provided an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks. Slavin ended a four-game point drought with his helper Tuesday. The American defenseman has 15 points, 99 shots on net, 82 blocked shots and a plus-22 rating through 50 contests. His scoring pace has dropped off this season, but he remains a steady top-four option on the Hurricanes' blue line.
Slavin registered a goal on three shots and logged a team-leading 24:31 of ice time in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to Dallas. Slavin lugged the puck through the slot late in the second period and sniped a shot from the left dot to square the game at 2-2 with 3:32 left in the frame. It was just the third goal of the season for the 26-year-old defenseman but two of those tallies have come in his last six contests. Slavin has 14 points and a plus-15 rating in 45 games overall in 2020-21.
Slavin scored a goal on a game-high seven shots and had a pair of blocks in Saturday's 3-1 win over Nashville. Slavin broke the ice with 1:42 left in the first period, jumping into a rush and putting a wrist shot past Nashville netminder Juuse Saros. It was Slavin's second goal of the season and his first since Feb. 19, ending a span of 27 games without lighting the lamp for the 26-year-old rearguard. Slavin had consistently produced 30-plus points in each of his previous four seasons and, with 13 points in 40 games, would still be on a pace close to that over the course of a full schedule in 2020-21.
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