• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Carolina D Joni Pitkanen leaves Washington game early with apparent leg injury

RALEIGH, N.C. - Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Joni Pitkanen left Tuesday night's game against Washington early with an apparent leg injury.

Pitkanen did not return after he left with 1:57 left in the second period. Coach Kirk Muller did not know the extent of the injury, which he said was either an ankle or heel.

Pitkanen was hurt when he raced down the ice while trying to beat an icing call and went hard into the boards with the Capitals' Troy Brouwer near him.

He was on the ice in obvious pain and was taken off on a stretcher with his hands covering his face.

Pitkanen—who missed 14 games during the past two months with a lower body injury—has one goal and eight assists in 22 games.

More Stories

Game, set and scratch: Kirilenko ices engagement to Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin

MOSCOW - Another sports power couple's engagement is off. Two months after golfer Rory McIlroy...

Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms on one-year deal with defenceman Tim Gleason

RALEIGH, N.C. - Veteran defenceman Tim Gleason returned to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday...

Carolina Hurricanes agree to 3-year deal, $8.5 million deal with defenceman Ron Hainsey

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have reached a three-year, $8.5 million deal with...

Bill Peters looking to turn Carolina Hurricanes into winners in 1st NHL head coaching job

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes hope they now have the leadership tandem in place to...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Did the Colorado Avalanche overpay Ryan O'Reilly (two years, $6 million per)?




Contests

Our Partners