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Brind'Amour: Trocheck's injury 'doesn't look good'

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Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour did not offer a promising assessment on center Vincent Trocheck's injury sustained in Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"Doesn't look good," Brind'Amour said postgame, according to Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News & Observer. "I don't know the extent of it at this point but, obviously, he couldn't continue. You know he would have come back and played if he could."

Trocheck collided with teammate Warren Foegele in the second period. He returned to start the third but departed again.

Carolina's forward depth will be tested if Trocheck misses any time, as winger Nino Niederreiter has already been ruled doubtful to play in the series.

Trocheck enjoyed a bounce-back regular season, finishing second on the Canes with 43 points in 47 games. His 0.91 points per game tied a personal best. He entered Tuesday with two goals and one assist in seven playoff appearances.

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