Carolina Hurricanes

Breaks, sprains and pains

The Carolina Hurricanes lost 337 man-games this season, the most since the team moved to North Carolina in 1997. The previous high had been 290 in 2002-03, when the Hurricanes finished dead last in the NHL. Here are the games lost to injury:





Player Injury Dates Games missed
x-Cory Stillman bruised ribs Oct. 3-6 3
x-Mike Commodore hip Oct. 6-13 4
x-Andrew Ladd sprained ankle Oct. 9-Nov. 14 16
Dennis Seidenberg sprained knee Oct. 13-20 3
Erik Cole sprained foot Oct. 20-26 4
Scott Walker torn rib cartilage Oct. 20-Nov. 24 17
Niclas Wallin shoulder Nov. 3-16, Dec. 3-6 9
Erik Cole strained neck Nov. 14-21 4
x-Mike Commodore broken finger Nov. 24-Dec. 15 12
Chad LaRose concussion Dec. 20-26 3
David Tanabe concussion Dec. 20-April 4 47
x-Mike Commodore bruised foot Dec. 22 1
Justin Williams torn knee ligaments Dec. 22-March 29 43
Matt Cullen concussion Dec. 28-29, Jan. 2-15, Jan. 31-Feb. 14, March 16-April 1 23
Bret Hedican sprained knee Dec. 29-Jan. 15 9
x-Andrew Ladd fractured zygoma Jan. 4-5 2
Scott Walker sprained knee Jan. 4-15 6
Dennis Seidenberg ankle bruise Jan. 18-March 5 20
Chad LaRose broken leg Feb. 8-March 25 21
Patrick Eaves shoulder Feb. 12-23, March 28-April 4 12
Bret Hedican hip Feb. 14-18, March 29 4
Rod Brind’Amour torn knee ligaments Feb. 16-April 4 22
Ray Whitney groin Feb. 18 1
Tim Gleason concussion Feb. 28 1
Ray Whitney infected ankle March 1-29 12
Glen Wesley bruised foot March 8 1
Wade Brookbank thigh bruise March 8-19 5
Joe Jensen sprained wrist March 20 1
Justin Williams back spasms April 2-4 2
Flu: Patrick Eaves (March 25); Erik Cole (Feb. 18); Tim Gleason (Feb. 14), Joe Corvo (Feb. 14); Niclas Wallin (Jan. 15-17); Wade Brookbank (Jan. 10-12); Trevor Letowski (Jan. 10-12); Ray Whitney (Jan. 8-12); Glen Wesley (Jan. 8-12); Rod Brind’Amour (Dec. 18); x-Andrew Ladd (Dec. 18); David Tanabe (Nov. 23-24); Bret Hedican (Oct. 5-6)




x — No longer with team





Source: Carolina Hurricanes, N&O Research

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