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.
Awful looking injury for Andrei Svechnikov pic.twitter.com/0FyRaureAJ— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) August 15, 2020
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.
"Right now it's tough because you see a kid go down, and that injury looks really bad. That's all that's going through my head. I hate it for him ... that's it. I can't really even comment on anything else, to be honest with you."— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) August 15, 2020
- @Canes coach Rod Brind'amour on Svechnikov
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.