Hurricanes’ Drury back to skating after Game 4 exit on hit

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Jack Drury has resumed skating after being knocked from Game 4 against the New York Islanders following a jarring hit into the boards, coach Rod Brind’Amour said Wednesday.

Drury missed the Hurricanes’ Game 5 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday following the hit by Ryan Pulock two days earlier, though Brind’Amour said Drury doesn’t have a concussion.

Brind’Amour said Drury’s return to the ice is “a good sign and he feels good, so we’ll see where that goes.”

Drury had been elevated to a larger role due to injuries, which includes forward Andrei Svechnikov being lost to a season-ending knee injury in March as well as another top-line performer, Teuvo Teravainen, being knocked from Game 2 with a broken hand.

The Hurricanes lead the Islanders 3-2 in their best-of-seven first-round series entering Friday’s Game 6 on the road.


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