Carolina Hurricanes losing games and now lose Justin Faulk to injury
The Hurricanes lost their key defenseman Justin Faulk to injury on Monday and in the coming games they will have to make do without him. So far general manager Jim Rutherford has confirmed that Faulk had sustained an upper body injury and the recovery time for it was estimated to be near 10 days.
Faulk got injured Sunday against the Anaheim Ducks and the good news is he did not sustain a concussion. He participated in the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 for the US team and managed to come back uninjured. Wednesday will mark the day when the NHL trading deadline will strike and the Hurricanes are still on the fence regarding their decisions. Rutherford said that the team would not be active during the trades and would probably choose to sit out the trades but did add things could change at a moment’s notice.
"It's hard to say," Rutherford said. "Different teams have different needs. But we have to be careful in what we do."
The general manager said that the Hurricanes were making attempts to get a contract agreed upon by both parties for goaltender Anton Khudobin. Rutherford said that the chances of the deal happening were not that high but they were optimistic about the whole thing.
"We'd like to get it resolved prior to the deadline but I do not know if we will be able to do it or not," Rutherford said.
Rutherford said that the franchise was trying to win games and hopefully they would improve.
"We're still in it, but obviously we have to beat the teams we're trying to catch and we have to win games," Rutherford said. "If we can put a streak together, we could make it interesting."