‘Canes put Faulk on IR

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have placed All-Star defenseman Justin Faulk on the injured list with an upper-body injury.

General manager Ron Francis also said Friday that the team has assigned forward Phil Di Giuseppe to its AHL affiliate in Charlotte.

Faulk was hurt in the Hurricanes’ loss to New Jersey on Sunday, and his spot on the injured list is retroactive to Nov. 7. The two-time All-Star has three goals and three assists in 11 games.

Di Giuseppe has played in 11 of 13 games during his second NHL season. He had seven goals and 10 assists last year with the Hurricanes.

Carolina fell to 3-6-4 with last night’s 4-2 loss to the Ducks. In all six of the Hurricanes’ regulation losses, they’ve finished with more shots than their opponents.

The ‘Canes host Washington on Saturday. Faulk will not be eligible to play that game.

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