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Hurricanes' Mrazek, Reimer to miss at least another week

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Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said Tuesday that goaltenders Petr Mrazek and James Reimer will be sidelined for at least one more week, according to's Dan Rosen.

Mrazek, who's out with a concussion, is 7-10 days from returning, and Reimer is expected back shortly after that as he continues to recover from a lower-body injury.

"Both making progress," Waddell said. "Mrazek is ahead of Reimer. He's starting to go on the ice and probably will start to see pucks in the next day or so. By the weekend, (Reimer) will be on the ice we believe and from there it's just how fast he progresses."

The Hurricanes lost both goalies during a 6-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 22. Emergency backup goaltender David Ayres entered the game, making eight saves to seal the victory.

Carolina continues its six-game road trip against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, and the Hurricanes are slated to play five times before March 13, which is the end of Mrazek's projected recovery timeline.

The club has yet to record a win (0-2-1) without its two primary puck-stoppers available to start the game. Netminders Alex Nedeljkovic and Anton Forsberg, who were recalled from the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, have combined for a .874 save percentage over three losses.

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