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Hurricanes' Khudobin leaves with lower-body injury

Sunday, 10.13.2013 / 4:44 PM / News

By Kurt Dusterberg - NHL.com Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin left the game Sunday against the Phoenix Coyotes midway through the second period at after taking an awkward spill. Khudobin came out to play a dump-in in the top the left circle, but fell to his knees. After making his way back to the crease, Khudobin signaled the bench for help, needing assistance to skate off the ice on one leg.

Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller said after the game that he was unsure of the injury's severity and that Khudobin will have an MRI on Monday.

"It didn't look good, obviously, the way he went off the ice," Muller said.

Khodobin had stopped 18 of 20 Phoenix shots before being replaced by Cam Ward. He was starting his third game of the season, having alternated for the first six games with Ward, and entered the game with a 1.50 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory