|Date of Birth||7/25/1992|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 196 lbs|
|Drafted||2012 - Rd 2|
Martinook (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's Game 5 against Washington, NHL.com's Tom Gulitti reports.
The Hurricanes have yet to release any details regarding the severity of Martinook's lower-body injury, so he should be considered day-to-day until the team establishes a clear-cut time frame for his recovery. Saku Maenalanen is expected to replace Martinook on Carolina's third line for Saturday's contest.
Martinook won't return to Thursday's Game 4 against the Capitals due to a lower-body injury, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Martinook appeared to injure his right leg while attempting to lay a check on Washington's Dmitry Orlov during the first period. The 26-year-old winger made a brief appearance on the bench at the start of the second period, which led some to believe that he might be able to gut it out, but he was ultimately forced to retire to the locker room for good shortly thereafter. Martinook will be reevaluated ahead of Saturday's Game 5, but at this point he should probably be considered questionable at best for that contest.
Martinook tallied an assist, four shots and five hits during Monday's 5-0 victory in Game 3 against the Capitals.
Martinook has had a strong campaign, with a career-high 15 goals and tied for a career-best 25 points in 82 games. The rugged winger is a valuable forechecker on Carolina's third line but has limited fantasy value in standard formats.