Svechnikov scored a goal on four shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Islanders in Game 4. Svechnikov returned from a concussion in Game 3, and only needed one more game to get back on the scoresheet. The Russian rookie has three goals and an assist through his first five postseason games. While Svechnikov does skate on the Hurricanes' third line, he could be worth a look in fantasy circles.
Svechnikov (concussion) is in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 3 against the visiting Islanders. This is certainty huge news, after the Russian was medically cleared from his concussion before the game. The 19-year-old was solid in his first three career playoff games, collecting two goals and three points in that span. Svechnikov will slot in on the third line with Lucas Wallmark and Brock McGinn. Svechnikov will likely resume his usual spot on the second power-play unit.
Svechnikov (concussion) has been medically cleared ahead of Wednesday's Game 3 clash with the Islanders and will be on the ice for warmups before making a final decision on his availability, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Svechnikov's status remains up in the air, though coach Rod Brind'Amour told reporters it will be up to the winger to see how he feels. If the Russian does suit up, it figures to be in a bottom-six role and his minutes could be limited in order to ease him back into action. Prior to getting hurt, the 18-year-old notched three points in his last three games and will no doubt be eager to pick up where he left off.
Head coach Rod Brind'Amour said Monday that Svechnikov (concussion) is day-to-day but was able to practice Monday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Svechnikov has now missed six straight playoff games due to the injury he sustained from fighting Alex Ovechkin in the first round. The fact that he was able to practice bodes well for his Game 3 availability. Brind'Amour also said they'd re-evaluate the Russian following Tuesday's practice, as he will be a game-time call for Wednesday's Game 3.
Svechnikov (concussion) won't play in Sunday's Game 2 versus the Islanders, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Svechnikov will miss his sixth straight playoff game due to the injury he sustained from fighting Alex Ovechkin in the first round. He was considered a game-time call in this outing, which should lead to some optimism for his availability in Game 3 on Wednesday.
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