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Carolina Hurricanes coach: Goalies Petr Mrazek may require surgery

Jan 30, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) is hurt on a collision with Carolina Hurricanes left wing Max McCormick (28) during the first period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek might need to undergo surgery after sustaining an upper-body injury in his last game, coach Rod Brind’Amour announced Monday.

“It’s going to be a little longer than we hoped,” Brind’Amour said. “A little more serious damage.”

When asked about the potential for surgery, Brind’Amour said that “it looks like that’s probably going to happen.”

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Mrazek, 28, collided with teammate Max McCormick and exited early in the first period of Saturday’s 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

Mrazek sports a 2-1-0 record with two shutouts, an 0.99 goals-against average and .955 save percentage. He owns a 124-95-28 mark with 23 shutouts, a 2.60 goals-against and .911 save percentage in 267 career games with the Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers and Hurricanes.

James Reimer and Alex Nedeljkovic are expected to man the net for the Hurricanes in the absence of Mrazek.

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–Field Level Media