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Carolina’s Skinner has concussion, out indefinitely

Feb 20, 2013, 7:50 PM EST

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Some tough news out of Carolina on Wednesday as the Hurricanes announced Jeff Skinner would be sidelined for an undetermined length of time with a concussion.

Skinner, 20, was hurt during last Thursday’s 3-1 win over Toronto. According to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer, Skinner took a couple of hard hits against the Leafs and also went headfirst into the boards, though he reportedly felt fine after the game, even practicing on Friday.

Over the weekend, however, things got worse — Carolina’s second-leading scorer didn’t practice on Sunday or travel to Montreal for Monday’s game against the Canadiens (a 3-0 loss).

He subsequently missed the last two days of practice.

This latest development is going to cause a lot of concern within the Carolina organization, as Skinner missed 16 games last season because of a concussion.

The 2011 Calder Trophy winner also signed a six-year, $34 million contract extension with the ‘Canes last August, a deal that will keep him in Carolina until 2019.

  1. sjsharks66 - Feb 20, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    This guy cant seem to catch a break. Concussed multiple times at such a young age.

  2. chanceoffleury1 - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Tough break. He was having an incredible year thus far. Hope to see him back on the ice soon.

  3. barrios513 - Feb 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    I hope he stops the slew footing crap now!

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