Hurricanes’ Dougie Hamilton suffers lower-body injury vs. Blue Jackets

Watch as Dougie Hamilton gets tangled up with Kevin Stenlund and then falls awkwardly forcing him to leave the game with an apparent injury.

Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Dougie Hamilton suffered a lower-body injury during Thursday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and will not return, the team announced.

The injury took place with 16 seconds remaining in the second period.

While chasing a loose puck near centre ice, Hamilton got tangled up with Blue Jackets forward Kevin Stenlund and fell awkwardly into the boards, pinning his left leg underneath him in the process.

Hamilton required assistance to get off the ice and appeared unable to put any weight on his left leg.

No further information on the severity of the injury has been made available by the team at this time.

The 26-year-old was in the midst of a stellar year, scoring 14 goals and adding 26 assists for the Hurricanes throughout 46 appearances this season.

Hamilton was recently named to his first NHL All-Star Game as a representative for the Metropolitan Division.


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