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Pesce Diagnosed with Concussion

Defenseman will not travel on road trip

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes /

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce has been diagnosed with a concussion, according to head coach Bill Peters.

Pesce was hit in the head with a puck in practice on Tuesday when a shot rode up his stick and caught him up high. Pesce was helped off the ice and evaluated, though Peters didn't have an official word on his condition until Wednesday.

Pesce is now in the concussion protocol. He will not travel with the team on this road trip to Colorado and Arizona and will remain sidelined until he's cleared.

Klas Dahlbeck is expected to draw back into the Canes' lineup on Thursday night in Colorado.

A regularly-updated team injury report can be found here.

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