Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy suffered a concussion Saturday in the 3-2 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, Canes coach Bill Peters said Sunday.
Murphy was injured on a hit by the Flyers’ Ryan White behind the Carolina net in the second period. White was called for a boarding penalty. Murphy soon left for the locker room to be evaluated and did not return to the game.
Peters said Sunday that Murphy, 22, would go through the NHL’s concussion protocol and his status is “day to day.” Michal Jordan will replace Murphy in the lineup for Monday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks.
The Canes had a 2-0 lead against the Flyers, who went almost 28 minutes without a shot in the first and second periods. The Flyers were aggressive in the offensive zone in the third period and tied the score late in regulation to force overtime.
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“I liked the way we played most of the night and then the injury impacted us, going down to five (defensemen),” Peters said.
Jordan should be paired with rookie Noah Hanifin against the Ducks. Peters said Eddie Lack would be the starting goalie after Cam Ward was in net the past four games.
Murphy, a first-round draft pick by Carolina in 2011, sustained two concussions in junior hockey while playing for the Kitchener Rangers in the Ontario Hockey League.