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Svechnikov game-time decision for Hurricanes in Game 2

Forward, who has been out with concussion, could take part in warmups, maybe face Islanders

by Shawn P. Roarke @SRoarke_NHL / Senior Director of Editorial

Andrei Svechnikov remains a game-time decision for the Carolina Hurricanes against the New York Islanders in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Barclays Center on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

Carolina coach Rod Brind'Amour said Sunday that Svechnikov could take part in warmups and a determination on his playing status would be made afterward. The same holds true for two other injured Hurricanes forwards, Jordan Martinook (lower body) and Micheal Ferland (upper body).

The 19-year-old rookie forward skated on his own Saturday at Barclays Center. The Hurricanes did not practice following their 1-0 overtime victory in Game 1 of the best-of-7 series Friday.


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"He's passed everything, and this is where practice would have been great," Brind'Amour said Saturday. "We haven't had practice time for him to get real comfortable and we are not going to put him in if he is not comfortable."

Game 3 is at PNC Arena on Wednesday.

Svechnikov has missed five games; the Hurricanes have won four of those games. He missed the final four games of Carolina's seven-game, first-round victory against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals after sustaining a concussion during a fight with Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin in Game 3. 

Video: Standout Game 1 moments from Islanders, Hurricanes

The No. 2 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, Svechnikov has three points (two goals, one assist) in three Stanley Cup Playoff games and had 37 points (20 goals, 17 assists) in 82 regular-season games.

Martinook, who didn't play after the third period of the Hurricanes' 4-3 double-overtime win in Game 7 against the Capitals, missed Game 1 against the Islanders. He sat out Game 5 against Washington and played less than 15 minutes each in Game 6 and Game 7. Martinook finished the first round with two assists in six games.

Ferland has missed five games. He does not have a point in three postseason games.

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