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Hurricanes prospect Haydn Fleury injured

Defenseman likely won't play for remainder of Traverse City tournament

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Carolina Hurricanes defense prospect Haydn Fleury likely will not play in any of the remaining games in the Traverse City prospects tournament after sustaining a lower-body injury on Friday.

Fleury fell awkwardly in overtime of a 4-3 win against the New York Rangers, and did not play in a 4-2 win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

"We're debating [Monday] on whether or not he'll play any of the remaining two games but I think at the end of the day we'll just rest him and get him ready for the opening of training camp on Friday rather than push him here," Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis told "It's nothing serious and he'll be back in camp on Friday ready to roll."

Fleury, selected in the first round (No. 7) of the 2014 NHL Draft, had one assist, a minus-1 rating and four shots on goal in one game. He is expected to play for Charlotte in the American Hockey League this season, unless he impresses enough to earn a roster spot on the Hurricanes out of training camp.

Fleury had 12 goals and 41 points in 56 games for Red Deer in the Western Hockey League last season. He also represented Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Finland. 

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