Svechnikov (ankle) told reporters he would have been ready for the next round had the Hurricanes advanced, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Svechnikov racked up four goals, three helpers and 14 shots in six postseason appearances prior to suffering his ankle injury. During the regular season, the Russian winger recorded career highs in goals (24) and assists (37).
Svehcnikov (leg) is expected to be fully fit ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Prior to getting hurt, Svechnikov tallied four goals and three assists in six postseason contests. The 19-year-old winger posted a second consecutive 20-goal campaign, setting new career highs in goals (24), assists (37) and power-play points (20). The Russian should continue to see more opportunities on the Canes' top line and could see his point totals climb again in 2020-21.
Svechnikov (leg), as expected, will not be in action against the Bruins for Game 3 on Monday, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports. Considering coach Rod Brind'Amour previously told reporters that Svechnikov was doubtful to suit up the rest of the best-of-seven series, fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised to see him on the shelf. For now, Nino Niederreiter looks to get the first crack at the top-line role, though others, including Martin Necas, could earn a shot, as well.
Head coach Rod Brind'Amour relayed that Svechnikov (leg) had an MRI on Sunday, and he would "highly doubt" the forward will return this series, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports. Brind'Amour had no real update on the severity of Svechnikov's injury, but this was bad news for the 20-year-old's chances of returning anytime soon. At the very least, it's highly unlikely that Svechnikov will play in Game 4 versus the Bruins, and he may need to wait until a potential Round 2 to get back into action. This is a devestating development for the Hurricanes, as Svechnikov is a fixture in the top six and had racked up seven points over six games. Ryan Dzingel will likely bump back into the lineup if Svechnikov is indeed out Monday.
Svechnikov was helped off the ice after suffering an apparent leg injury during Saturday's Game 3 against the Bruins, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Svechnikov suffered the injury when he got tangled up with Boston's Zdeno Chara in front of the Bruins net and fell backward, bending his right leg awkwardly on his way down. Any extended absence for Svechnikov would be brutal for the Hurricanes and fantasy players alike, as he's been Carolina's best forward during postseason play, racking up four goals and seven points through the team's first six playoff games. Another update on the 20-year-old winger should be released ahead of Monday's Game 4.
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