Carolina Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen broke his arm in the first round of Game 2 against the New York Islanders, coach Rob Brind'amour announced after the game.
It's a blow for the Carolina Hurricanes, who rely on Teravainen's skills and scoring chances in their offensive game.
Teuvo Teravainen has been a key player for the Hurricanes with 12 goals and 25 assists in the regular season. Known for his speed and skill, his absence will be felt on the ice.
The Hurricanes will need to rely on their strength and other players to fill the void left by Teravainen's injury.
While the exact time of the injury is still unknown, fans are speculating that Teuvo Teravainen's injury happened 4:25 before the end of the third period when the full-back shot at goal.
During the filming of Islanders' JG Pageau's bat touched the Hurricanes star's glove, which ruled him out for the rest of the game.
The Hurricanes won Game 2 4-3 in overtime thanks to a goal by forward Jesper Fast.
Teuvo Teravainen Injury
However, the loss of Teuvo Teravainen will be a big challenge for the team as they face a strong Iceland team in the first round of the playoffs.
Coach Rob Brind'amour acknowledged Teravainen's importance to the team and said in an interview after the game: “To be honest, I'm a bit angry."
Brind'amour confirmed that the injury was indeed caused by an unexpected cut late in the third period.
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