Canes’ top pick Lindholm has minor shoulder injury

calexander@newsobserver.comJuly 19, 2013 

— Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said Friday that Swedish forward Elias Lindholm suffered a minor shoulder injury Thursday night during a development camp drill.

“He’ll be OK. It’s not serious,” Rutherford said. “We will hold him off (ice) the rest of the week, but he should be able to return to his normal workouts in a week to 10 days. We’re being cautious with it.”

Lindholm, the Canes’ first-round draft pick this year and the fifth overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, was knocked into the boards at PNC Arena and immediately left the ice for treatment. He later was taken to a doctor for further evaluation.

Lindholm will be at the team’s Summerfest fan activities at PNC Arena on Saturday, which include a players autograph session. He will not play in the scrimmage at noon.

Rutherford said Lindholm plans to compete for the Canes rookie team in the Traverse City (Mich.) prospect tournament that is hosted by the Detroit Red Wings and begins Sept. 5.

DALPE SIGNS: The Canes on Friday signed forward Zac Dalpe to a one-year, two-way contract that will pay him $550,000 at the NHL level or $125,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level, with a guarantee of $150,000.

Dalpe, 23, played in 10 games with Carolina in 2012-13, scoring one goal, earning two assists and averaging 12:18 of ice time per game.

Dalpe played 54 games with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) last season, leading the team in plus/minus (+16) and ranking fourth on the team in goals (21) and points (42).

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