March 19, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau (11) gets off a 1st period shot in front of the Carolina Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk (27) at the PNC center. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes Lose Justin Faulk to Injury


Last night was a very brutal night for the Carolina Hurricanes. Not only did they suffer an embarrassing defeat against the Florida Panthers, but the Panthers left an impact on their roster too.

Defenseman Justin Faulk suffered a sprained knee ligament in last night’s game. According to the team, Faulk will miss any where from a minimum of two games up to four games. They also stated that he will not need surgery for the injury.

In the middle of the second period Faulk collided with Jack Skille behind the net taking a nasty hit. He suffered a second degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, was the team’s diagnoses.

Faulk wasn’t the only Hurricane that the Panthers left bruised and abused. Bobby Sanguinetti took a skate to his face earlier in the game. Tim Gleason took a pretty nasty hit before taking a hit from a high stick.

This is bad timing for the Hurricanes who are in the midst of a playoff run.

Faulk has three goals and seven assists on the season for Carolina.

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