Last season, I used a bit of humor to demonstrate the depth of Carolina's injury woes. This season, Carolina has again been bitten hard by the injury bug, and I'll use the same trick to demonstrate.
The Canes have NINE! players currently injured. Rod Brind'Amour, Chad LaRose and Justin Williams are done for the season. It's looking more and more unlikely that David Tanabe will return. The good news is that Joe Corvo, Tim Gleason, Patrick Eaves and even Matt Cullen are "possible" for play tonight. No word on when Dennis Seidenberg will return from his ankle injury.
19 Hurricanes players have missed games due to injury or illness. Even newcomers Joe Corvo and Patrick Eaves have already missed games. Here's the laundry list, complete with pig graphics:
The following players are no longer with Carolina, but lost these man-games while they were here:
In addition, these players are lost for the season. Tanabe's total is listed as 25 because he hasn't been ruled out for the season, but it doesn't look like he's gonna return. It mas as well say 47 games. For LaRose, Brind'Amour and Williams, the totals reflect the fact that they'll be done for the rest of the regular season:
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