Hamilton underwent surgery Friday to repair a fractured fibula in his left leg suffered Thursday against Columbus and will be sidelined indefinitely.
Hamilton's break stems from an awkward tumble while tangled with the Blue Jackets' Kevin Stenlund and will unfortunately leave the Hurricanes without the budding blueliner for the foreseeable future. A clear timeline for his availability may be established down the road, but he's likely facing a lengthy recovery. Per coach Rod Brind'Amour, the injury is similar to one suffered by Jordan Staal in 2014, which wound up costing Staal three months, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Hamilton sustained a broken leg in Thursday's clash with the Blue Jackets, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports.
While the team hasn't provided a specific update yet, the news for Hamilton certainly isn't good. If the blueliner requires surgery, it will likely mean he'll miss the rest of the 2019-20 campaign, though that may be a possibility either way. With Hamilton on the shelf, Jake Gardiner and Haydn Fleury should both see an uptick in ice time. Once the Canes know more details about Hamilton's recovery timeline, they will likely designate him for injured reserve.
Hamilton suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against Columbus and won't return, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Hamilton tangled his legs with Columbus' Kevin Stenlund in the second period and his leg bent all the way back underneath him. Hamilton had to be helped off the ice and was unable to put any weight on his left leg. This is tough news for the Hurricanes and Hamilton, as the 26-year-old is on pace for a career year with 40 points in 46 games thus far.
Hamilton collected an assist in Friday's 3-0 win over the Coyotes.
Hamilton's shot was tipped in by Lucas Wallmark for the Hurricanes' second tally. The 26-year-old is the fourth defenseman to reached the 40-point threshold this season, with 14 goals and 26 helpers in 44 contests. He's already topped his output from last year, and he's got his sights set on topping his career high of 50 from 2016-17 with the Flames. With a plus-29 rating, 160 shots on goal, and 28 PIM to round out his stat line, Hamilton can help fantasy owners in a variety of ways.
Hamilton tallied the game-winning goal and an assist with a plus-1 rating, two shots and three hits in a 5-4 overtime victory over the Flyers on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old continued his rampant pace Tuesday, keeping him on pace for his first 25-goal and 70-point season season of his career. Maybe he won't quite reach those heights -- his career-high 8.8 shooting percentage may drop during the second half -- but nothing short of a severe injury will keep Hamilton from setting new personal bests in those categories. He has 14 goals and 39 points with 159 shots on net and a plus-28 rating in 43 games this season.
Hamilton recorded an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Canadiens.
The dream season for Hamilton continues. With 37 points in 40 games, the 26-year-old blueliner is in a great position to challenge the career-high 50 points he posted with the Flames three seasons ago. Furthermore, if he keeps up his current pace, he could also crack the 70-point plateau for the first time in his career.
Hamilton had three assists and two shots with a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 6-3 win over Winnipeg.
Hamilton helped set up Carolina's final three goals in this one, enjoying his second three-assist effort of the season. Hamilton is in the midst of the most productive season of his career, having accumulated 12 goals and 34 points in 34 games to go along with a plus-21 rating. Hamilton has never been a point-per-game player over an entire season; his 50 points in 2016-17 with Calgary remains his season high.
Hamilton had a goal and an assist with five shots in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over the Oilers. He also produced two hits and two blocks.
Hamilton rounded out the scoring late in the third period with his 11th goal of the year, putting him on track to surpass the career-high 18 goals he had all of last season. Hamilton is already up to 30 points after 31 games and boasts a plus-16 rating. Long a consistent point producer from the back end, Hamilton has taken his offensive game to a new level in 2019-20.
Hamilton recorded a power-play assist on six shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.
Hamilton has been a model of consistency for the Canes this season with 26 points in 26 games. This leaves him currently tied for second in team scoring behind Andrei Svechnikov, and he leads the team in shots on goal with 83 (3.19 per game). He's likely to cool off at some point, but he has a legitimate shot at surpassing his career-high 50 points from three seasons ago. Not many fantasy owners were expecting this kind of production from the 26-year-old blueliner this season, but they'll take it either way.
Hamilton scored the overtime winner and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 5-4 win over Buffalo.
Hamilton helped Andrei Svechnikov break a 3-3 tie with less than four minutes remaining. When that didn't prove to be enough, the star blueliner took things into his own hands in the extra session. Hamilton's 21 points rank second among defensemen, but he still has a steep climb to catch up to John Carlson's 30 points.
Hamilton scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 8-2 win over the Senators.
Hamilton leaned into a wrist shot from the high slot to put the Hurricanes up 5-0 late in the second period. It was his eighth goal of the season, tying him with Washington's John Carlson for the NHL lead among defensemen. Hamilton also upped his point total to 19, which also trails only Carlson (29) among the league's rearguards. The 27-year-old is having a special start to the season.
Hamilton scored his seventh goal of the season in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Now with 17 points on the season, Hamilton sits tied with Roman Josi for second in scoring among defensemen, one point behind John Carlson. After struggling to find his game with the Canes last year, Hamilton has really come into his own as the team's top blueliner. Needless to say, he should be in your fantasy lineup every time he takes to the ice.
Hamilton notched three assists, one of them short-handed, in Friday's 7-3 win over the Red Wings.
The 26-year-old appears to be on his way to a magical season as part of an explosive Carolina offense. Hamilton has hit the scoresheet in six straight games and 11 of 13 overall, piling up a whopping six goals and 16 points over that stretch.
Hamilton tallied an assist in 21:41 of ice time during Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Flames.
Hamilton is now riding a five-game scoring streak during which he's notched two goals and five points. The 26-year-old has been a fantastic fantasy asset thus far this season, picking up six goals and 13 points while firing 36 shots on net through his first 12 games. He'll look to keep rolling Friday against Detroit.
Hamilton notched an assist on the man advantage in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks.
Another game, another point for Hamilton, who has only been held off the scoresheet twice in nine games. The 26-year-old blueliner has five goals and five assists this year, to go with 29 shots on goal and a plus-8 rating.
Hamilton scored a goal on four shots and served up four hits in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks.
Hamilton has been on fire to start 2019-20, recording five goals and nine points with 27 shots in eight games. Defensively, he's added 10 hits and 10 blocked shots, but it's his offense that will get the attention in fantasy. The 26-year-old's hot start makes it seem like he'll threaten his career high of 50 points, set in 2016-17 with the Flames.
Hamilton scored his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
The blueliner also added five shots, two hits and a plus-2 rating to his tally. Hamilton has found the back of the net in an amazing four straight games, and he now has eight points (four goals, four assists) through six games to begin his second season in Carolina.
Hamilton scored a goal, added an assist, fired four shots on goal and went plus-3 in Friday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.
Hamilton seemingly did a bit of everything in the contest, his third multi-point effort in five outings this year. The blueliner has three goals and four assists this season, and has added 14 shots on goal and a plus-5 rating overall.
Hamilton recorded a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Sunday's overtime win over the Lightning.
With Justin Faulk in St. Louis, Hamilton is the Hurricanes' top defenseman on the man advantage. It's paying dividends already, as the 26-year-old already has three points on the power play through three games after posting just seven points on the unit last season. He'll look to keep up the good work Tuesday against the Panthers.
Hamilton delivered two assists and scored the lone goal in the shootout in a 4-3 victory over Montreal on Thursday night.
The winner came on a nifty double backhand-forehand move that opened up Carey Price's five hole. Hamilton set a career mark in goals last season with 18, but saw his overall production drop to 39 points. But if his second year in Carolina is like his second in Calgary, Hamilton could be headed toward the 50-point mark. He's a guy who often takes some time to fit into new settings. You might be able to scoop him in a trade and reap the reward.
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