News: Bellemore (lower body) is expected to miss the next 7-10 days, Michael Smith of the team's official site reports.
Impact: Bellemore left Saturday's game against the Avalanche after a hard run in with the boards, but was thought to just have been a little banged up. His injury is still not expected to be too serious, but the Canes will need to find a replacement on the blue line for the time being.
News: Bellemore (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Michael Smith of the team's official site reports.
Impact: The blueliner left Saturday's game against the Avalanche after being checked hard into the boards, and did not return. The Canes don't play again until Wednesday against the Panthers, so there's still a decent chance Bellemore will be ready to go for that game.
News: Nestrasil tallied a goal on one of his four shots in his Hurricanes debut Saturday against the Avalanche.
Impact: The young forward was claimed off waivers from the Red Wings a couple days earlier and immediately played a vital role for this new team, skating for 13:41 as a member of the team's second line. His score capped a three-goal first period for the Hurricanes, chasing opposing goalie Reto Berra from the game before the Avs rallied for the comeback win.
News: Bellemore left Saturday's game in the first period after he was checked into the boards and didn't return, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: At the very least, it sounds like Bellemore is experiencing some body soreness, if not something more severe. The Hurricanes figure to provide an update on his condition once they resume practicing, putting his status for Wednesday's game against the Panthers in question for the time being.