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‘Canes shut down Semin (concussion) for season

Apr 25, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

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Carolina forward Alex Semin will miss the remaining two games of the regular season with a concussion, according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer.

It’s unclear exactly when Semin suffered the injury. He played a whopping 23:10 in a shootout win over the Islanders on Tuesday and, yesterday, head coach Kirk Muller said Semin was “OK” after missing the team skate.

The concussion is a tough end to an otherwise great campaign from the 29-year-old forward.

Semin racked up 12G-31A-44PTS in 44 games in his first year in Carolina and averaged over 20 minutes per game.

His solid play resulted in a five-year, $35 million contract extension from the ‘Canes, who were no doubt pleased with the chemistry Semin showed on the top line with Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty.

Update: Carolina has confirmed the concussion diagnosis and that Semin will miss the final two games of the year.


  1. thehairychestsportsblog - Apr 25, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Even if healthy and the Canes were in the playoffs, he would have still checked out. As a Caps fan im happy with taking Ribiero and handing this headache to the Canes.

    • deeboy - Apr 25, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      I wish all headaches were this easy to tolerate. Fact is, Semin has been productive on the ice and a great teammate off of it. As a Canes fan, I’m looking foward to the next 5 years with he and Eric Staal on the top line.

      • ravenscaps48 - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:43 PM

        You’ll get tired of him by the 2014-15 Season. Don’t worry. You guys still have killer BBQ.

    • babykaby - Apr 26, 2013 at 2:55 AM

      Semin was great with the Caps. Any true Cap fan knows it. They say he didn’t show up in the playoffs, well that is not true. The Caps would have never gotten out of the first round (the few times they did) without him. He// they would have never gotten to the playoffs at all without him. I’d take him back any day. He’s way better than that hot-headed Ribeiro. Everyone was always on Semin for the penalties, but Ribeiro takes more selfish penalties on the team than anyone else because he can’t keep his stupid mouth shut. We won’t even talk about how many times he turns the puck over. I sure hope the Caps don’t give this jerk a long term contract.

      Please come back to DC. Semin.

      • therealjr - Apr 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM

        And yet where do the Caps sit today and where is Semin?

  2. bcisleman - Apr 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Be curious as to when this injury happened. Its possible it happened against the Isles although I dont remember him taking a major hit. If it preceded the Isles game, it kind of stinks that he played a role in beating the Isles but will not be playing the rival Rangers.

    • biffnasty - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:32 PM

      Since when is carolina – Rangers a rivalry? Very disapointed in your lack of hockey knowledge bcislesgirl

      • bleedbluebaby - Apr 25, 2013 at 2:25 PM

        It very well could become a rivalry… Staal brother rivalry next year assuming all the Staal brothers stay healthy. If Carolina had more consistent goaltending this year, they probably would be the division leaders.

      • rsl22 - Apr 25, 2013 at 3:31 PM

        Perhaps it was meant, he will not be playing the rival of the Isles, which would be the Rangers.

  3. mclovinhockey - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Can’t wait to see the staal trio.

  4. rg3isvictory - Apr 25, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Hello, has anybody seen Lonespeed??? He disappeared around the same time the Canes did.

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