Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin exits Game 4, ruled out after taking big hit from Panthers' Sam Bennett

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Down 3-0 in the Eastern Conference Final, the Carolina Hurricanes will now lack star defenseman Jaccob Slavin for the rest of Game 4. Following a success from Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett, Slavin left the video game in the very first duration and will not return, according to the group.

Less than 90 seconds into the video game, Slavin took a split second to look down at the puck as he was collecting it behind Carolina’s internet, and he missed out on Bennett coming at him like a freight train. Bennett decreased his shoulder, and knocked the 6-foot-3 Slavin tidy off his feet.

Officials right away stopped the video game, and Slavin stumbled into the internet while trying to stand. Eventually, Slavin needed to be assisted off the ice and down the tunnel to the locker space.

Not long after Slavin left the video game, the Hurricanes revealed that he would not return.

That makes Carolina’s 3-0 series deficit a lot more complicated. Slavin has actually been outstanding throughout the postseason. The Hurricanes have actually outscored challengers 15-5 with Slavin on the ice at five-on-five, per Natural Stat Trick.

Brent Burns and the rest of the Hurricanes’ defensemen will have huge shoes to fill with Slavin hurt. Expect to see more of Brady Skjei and Brett Pesce as Game 4 continues.

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