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Brind'Amour: Svechnikov likely out 'at least a while' with upper-body injury

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Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov is expected to be out "for at least a while," head coach Rod Brind'Amour said Tuesday.

Svechnikov missed the last two games with an upper-body injury, but what caused it isn't clear. He last played on Dec. 6 against the Edmonton Oilers and logged 18 minutes of ice time in the Hurricanes' lopsided 6-1 defeat.

The 23-year-old underwent an MRI scan Monday.

Svechnikov missed the entirety of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs and the first eight games of the 2023-24 season after undergoing ACL surgery in March.

The Russian has chipped in with one goal and 11 points in 16 games this campaign.

Last season, Svechnikov potted 23 goals and 55 points in 64 games, ranking third and fourth on the Hurricanes, respectively.

Carolina is in the midst of a four-game losing streak and sits in sixth place in the Metropolitan Division with a 14-12-1 record.

The Hurricanes will square off against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

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