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by Paul Branecky / Carolina Hurricanes

When Rod Brind’Amour was lost for the season with a torn ACL on Valentine’s Day, many thought it was one injury too many for a team that had been dealing with them all season long.

The Hurricanes captain joined a list including long-time linemate Justin Williams, who suffered the exact same ailment as Brind’Amour back in December, and forward Chad LaRose, who broke his leg in early February, as players projected to miss the rest of the regular season at the very least.


Add those to two separate sickness outbreaks and scores of less serious injuries that have occurred throughout the season, and it looked as if the loss of Brind’Amour may have been too much to bear.

When Rod Brind’Amour was lost for the season with a torn ACL on Valentine’s Day, many thought it was one injury too many for a team that had been dealing with them all season long.

The Hurricanes captain joined a list including long-time linemate Justin Williams, who suffered the exact same ailment as Brind’Amour back in December, and forward Chad LaRose, who broke his leg in early February, as players projected to miss the rest of the regular season at the very least.

Add those to two separate sickness outbreaks and scores of less serious injuries that have occurred throughout the season, and it looked as if the loss of Brind’Amour may have been too much to bear.


When Rod Brind’Amour was lost for the season with a torn ACL on Valentine’s Day, many thought it was one injury too many for a team that had been dealing with them all season long.

The Hurricanes captain joined a list including long-time linemate Justin Williams, who suffered the exact same ailment as Brind’Amour back in December, and forward Chad LaRose, who broke his leg in early February, as players projected to miss the rest of the regular season at the very least.

Add those to two separate sickness outbreaks and scores of less serious injuries that have occurred throughout the season, and it looked as if the loss of Brind’Amour may have been too much to bear.
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