Filling the first injury hole
Carolina’s last win came at a price. Nino Niederreiter left the game late in the third period with a “lower-body injury”. He came off the ice and went straight down the tunnel. Since the end of that game, Rod Brind’amour has suggested that Nino could be out for a while. Now, with Rod, that could mean 2 weeks or season-ending. He’s not exactly specific.
Regardless, it’s very unlikely we see the Swiss winger for a while. Someone is going to need to step in and successfully fill in for the winger. If only Carolina had a promising young man waiting in the wings to step in given the right occasion to prove he belongs in the National Hockey League. Someone young, with a lot of talent and a lot of pedigree who impressed right from the start of the year.
Enter: Seth Jarvis. While the winger has had to wait a long time to get his first look at NHL action, the Winnipeg native started training camp really well and impressed enough to avoid being sent back to the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League. He should get his chance in the line-up tonight.
Talented, with great game-breaking abilities, he’s going to show some holes at first. He won’t come in and be the next face of the franchise. It’s going to take him some time to get used to the pace of the NHL and get into the flow of things. But oh man, is Seth Jarvis an exciting prospect. I cannot wait to see him in action. He’s such a promising young player.
Anyway, that’s it for now! The puck drop is at 1 PM EST. We’ve got a fun game today, and hopefully, no Halloween scares for the Hurricanes. If you can’t watch the game on Bally Sports South, or listen to it on 99.9 the fan, join us on Twitter as we will live-tweet the game! Until then, thank you for reading, and LET’S GO CANES!