Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said Tuesday that defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is going through the concussion protocol, which will sideline him indefinitely.
Van Riemsdyk was injured in the Hurricanes’ season-opener Saturday against Minnesota, falling and sliding into the end boards. His head and back slammed into the wall, and he had to be helped off the ice.
Van Riemsdyk went through the off-ice concussion protocol but returned to the game. He did not practice Monday, and Peters later said he did not think van Riemsdyk was concussed but was dealing with lower-body injuries, adding it was unlikely van Riemsdyk would play Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Klas Dahlbeck replaced van Riemsdyk in the lineup Tuesday and was paired with rookie Haydn Fleury.
Van Riemsdyk was obtained in an offseason trade with the Vegas Golden Knights after playing the past three seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks to help shore up the third defensive pairing.