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Red Wings-Hurricanes game postponed Monday

PNC Arena's ice cooling system required repair; makeup date not announced

by Kurt Dusterberg / Correspondent

Waddell on game postponement

DET@CAR: 'Canes president on game postponement

Hurricanes president Don Waddell speaks on Carolina's game against the Red Wings being postponed due to issues with the ice's cooling system

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The game scheduled for Monday between the Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes was postponed after a nearly two-hour delay because of issues with the ice at PNC Arena.

A makeup date has not been announced.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: Tonight's #RedWings vs. #Canes game has been postponed. Ticket and parking refund information will be available on

Refund information can be found here.

The Hurricanes discovered a broken seal on the main compressor that runs the ice chiller at 6 p.m. ET, resulting in the ice temperature rising from the game-time standard of 21 degrees to about 30 degrees, president Don Waddell said. They initially postponed warmups by 30 minutes to fix the seal, which was leaking Freon, but the temperature did not drop quickly enough to allow the game to be played.

"We apologize to our fans who made the trip to PNC Arena tonight hoping to see the Hurricanes extend their nine-game home point streak," Waddell said in a statement. "A mechanical problem arose early this evening with the cooling system that keeps the ice solidified. We hope to announce a makeup date for our game against Detroit, as well as an exchange policy for the fans who had tickets to this game, in the near future."

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