The Buffalo Sabres had a golden 2-on-1 opportunity midway through the first period of tonight’s game against Carolina and Marcus Foligno capitalized on it by burying the puck past goaltender Cam Ward.
At the same time Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera was skating hard to try and get back into the play, but he ended up tripping over Ward and crashed hard into the end boards. He went to the dressing room and didn’t return before the end of the first period.
Update: Carolina has announced that Sekera has an upper-body injury and won’t return tonight.
You can see the play in the video below, including Foligno’s goal and Sekera’s injury:
Here is more of the immediate aftermath of Sekera’s injury:
Carolina has already dealt with more than its fair share of injuries so far in 2014-15. Jeff Skinner (concussion), Pat Dwyer (lower body), Eric Staal (upper body), and Jordan Staal (leg) weren’t available tonight.