Carolina Hurricanes

Murphy placed on IR; may miss 4 weeks

The Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday placed Ryan Murphy on injured reserve, and the defenseman may be sidelined as long as four weeks.

Murphy, who suffered a leg injury on Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes. The injury will not require surgery, the Canes said.

Murphy, 21, has one goal and six assists in 21 NHL games for the Hurricanes this season.