Svechnikov is in the league-mandated concussion protocol it is undetermined if he will be available for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Capitals.
Big shakeup in Chitown with long time Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville getting pink slipped. The new guy is youtful Jeremy Colliton. He's saying all the right things in hopes of making a positive impression while also injecting life into what has been a moribund roster to date. I don't see a major turnaround as the Blackhawks are heading into a rebuild. But don't be surprised if there's a short term surger here that could result in a few wins. Carolina is playimg better hockey than their record indicates but the 'Canes goalie woes continue to be a major issue. I want to back Colliton in his debut as I expect a fired up home team to take the ice tonight. The Blackhawks are my free NHL play!
Carolina Hurricanes last injuries
Martinook missed the last game battling a lower right leg injury and it is unknown if he will lace up for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Capitals.
Ferland sustained an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference first round.
Foegele is facing possible league discipline for hitting a player from behind. His availability against the Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round is clouded.
de Haan is sidelined due to a right wrist injury but is expected to return for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Capitals.