Broken Leg for Hamilton

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Updated: January 17, 2020

Dougie Hamilton of the Carolina Hurricanes is out with a broken leg according to reports by Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet.

Hamilton suffered the injury during Thursday’s (January 16, 2020) clash with the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Hamilton and the Blue Jacket’s Kevin Stenlund became entangled as they battled for a puck that was moving along the boards.  Hamilton fell awkwardly with his left leg and angle folding underneath him.  He was on the ice, motioning to the referees that he needed help.

It is unknown if the blueliner requires surgery and if it does, it will likely mean he’ll miss the rest of the 2019-20 campaign.  However, in looking at the video, it is likely though that may be a possibility either way. With Hamilton on the shelf for an undetermined time frame, Jake Gardiner and Haydn Fleury are both likely to see an uptick in ice time.  Once the Canes know more details about Hamilton’s recovery timeline, they will likely designate him for injured reserve.

Hamilton was having a breakout season with 40 points (14G/26A) in 47 games and was one of the leaders that most thought would take the Norris Trophy this season.

You can watch the video of the fall below:

Video & Photo Courtesy NHL.COM

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