The Carolina Hurricanes got a very big win as they defeated the Colorado Avalanche in Denver in a 3-0 shutout. However, Calvin de Haan, left the game with an injury. The 27-year-old defenceman took a stick to his face near his eye from Alexander Kerfoot on the follow-through from a shot.
The defender was forced to leave the game immediately and he did not return. Following the game, Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour said de Haan went to the hospital for further evaluation. The Ottawa native is day-to-day with an upper-body injury for now.
He signed as an unrestricted free agent last summer in Raleigh with the Hurricanes. The Canes gave him a four-year contract worth $4,550,000 per season. Left-handed defenceman spent his whole career with the New York Islanders prior to his signing with the Hurricanes. During the current campaign, de Haan has collected one goal and 13 assists for 14 points in 67 games.