The Carolina Hurricanes have placed forward Sergei Samsonov on the injured reserve because of the neck injury he suffered against the Atlanta Thrashers. The Hurricanes said they will not be taking him overseas for their Premiere games and they will re-evaluate him upon their return. With the Premiere games going in a week and the team getting some time off when they return (for jet lag purposes), that will be two weeks before we can even start talking about a return.
Samsonov was not taken in the draft this week, likely because of this injury, but he is available in Box 20 on the selection sheet. Since its a pretty high up box in the Eastern Conference set, you probably weren't going to give much of a look to him, but this injury should set that in stone.
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