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Carolina’s Andrei Svechnikov suffers lower-body injury late in Game 3

Unfortunately, it didn’t look good for the kid.

Boston Bruins v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Three Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

In the third period of today’s Game 3, Hurricanes star Andrei Svechnikov suffered what unfortunately looked like a serious lower-body injury during an awkward fall.

As you can see, Svechnikov’s leg bent pretty badly as he hit the ice.

I didn’t see much malice from Chara in this play, but many Hurricanes fans (and fans of other teams who do not like the Bruins) have decided it was a slewfoot.

Chara’s right leg does not move forward at all, and while Chara is strong, it would be pretty hard for him to push Svechnikov down to the ice with his right arm pushing solely on Svechnikov’s left.

Still, regardless of why it happened, it’s a tough sight for a talented kid who is a lot of fun to watch. Ideally, it’s some kind of strain or sprain and he doesn’t need to miss a ton of time.

There’s been no official confirmation on what happened, but his coach didn’t sound optimistic.

The 20-year-old Svechnikov is Carolina’s second-leading scorer in the playoffs, with 4 goals and 3 assists in 6 games.

Here’s to hoping that the kid is back on his feet soon.