Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today provided the following injury update on defenseman Calvin de Haan.
"Calvin sustained an injury to his right eye last night, but was released from the hospital in time to make the flight home with the team," Waddell said. "At this point, his eye is responding as we would hope. We are optimistic that he will make a normal recovery without restrictions to his ability to play hockey in the near future."
In the third period of Monday's game in Colorado, the errant blade of Avalanche forward Alexander Kerfoot's stick caught de Haan under his visor. De Haan left the game and did not return and underwent further evaluation at the hospital before flying back to Raleigh with the team later that night. The 27-year-old defenseman has played in 67 games with the Canes this season and totaled 14 points (1g, 13a).