Carolina Hurricanes’ Vincent Trocheck Out for Thursday

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The Carolina Hurricanes announced that forward Vincent Trocheck is sidelined for tonight’s game with an undisclosed injury.

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Vincent Trocheck Injured

On March 8, Trocheck scored his fourth goal in four games against his former team, the Florida Panthers. He’s the first player in Carolina Hurricanes history to score in his first four games against his former team after a trade. Trocheck currently leads his team in goals with 13 on the season.

So far this season, Trocheck has scored 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 points to go along with 8 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 55% percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 3.2.

Over his 8-year NHL career, Trocheck has played for the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes. He has 111 goals and 171 assists for 282 career points in 420 career games. The Florida Panthers drafted him in the third round, 64th overall in the 2011 NHL draft.

What This Means for the Hurricanes

Losing Trocheck is a significant blow to the Hurricanes’ offence. The former Florida Panther has been one of the most consistent players on the roster. He’ll be replaced by Morgan Geekie or Steven Lorentz as Jesper Fast moves up the lineup. The Hurricanes, who sit second in the Central division, will want Trocheck back as soon as possible. As of right now, however, there is no set timetable for Trocheck’s return. However, he will be re-evaluated on Sunday before the Hurricanes play against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Hurricanes will need to have the rest of their forwards continue to produce. This will be to compensate for such a hit to their offence. However, the Hurricanes have had a good roster overall this season, seeing production from up and down their lines. If this continues, they can make the absence of Trocheck negligible.

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