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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Injuries continue to pile up for Canes

Last night, Carolina lost Scott Walker for at least a few games to a "torso injury".

The plan was to dress seven defensemen, then call a forward up from Albany for the three game homestand starting Monday against Vancouver.

Unfortunately, Carolina suffered another injury today, and it was to a very key player. Erik Cole has suffered some sort of "foot injury" and didn't dress tonight. According to the FSN South crew, the injury didn't occur during the pre-game skate, but occurred "off the ice". Luke Decock is speculating that the injury occurred in the customary soccer-style game during warm-ups. Didn't some other NHLer get injured like this earlier this season?

Oh boy.

No further details are available. Due to the short notice of the situation, and the fact that Andrew Ladd is already out injured, Carolina had no choice but to dress a team that is a man short. Tonight they have just 10 forwards and seven defensemen.

At the first break, the score is 1-1, after goals by Simone Gagne and Eric Staal (power play).

More on the game and the injuries later.

Justin "Viva" Williams has added one, giving the Canes a 2-1 lead at the second intermission. This is Williams' second goal in as many nights, and just his third of the season. Except for the 2-0 shutout loss at Washington on October 6, Williams has at least one point in every game this season.

Simon Gagne has won the game for the Flyers with a quick goal early in the overtime period.

The road trip is over, and Carolina has taken eight of a possible 12 points on the trip. Not too shabby.

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