Petr Mrazek injury update: Hurricanes hoping goaltender's lower body issue 'is not too serious'

Petr Mrazek did not finish Game 2.

The Hurricanes goaltender left his team’s playoff matchup against the Islanders with a lower body injury and did not return.

The 27-year-old was fantastic for the Hurricanes’ in the opening game of the second round series against New York. He stopped all 31 shots the Islanders attempted in his team’s 1-0 overtime win.

Curtis McElhinney replaced Mrazek in net. Todd Scarola served as the team’s backup.

Mrazek made nine saves and allowed a goal before exiting Game 2. His shutout streak was snapped at 135:04, which was the the second-longest run in franchise history.

Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour addressed Mrazek’s injury when he met with reporters after the game. 

“When he came to the bench, you could see that he was dejected,” Brind’Amour said, via “He definitely wanted to be a part of this. Hopefully, it is not too serious.”

Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk also left the game with an upper-body injury. Carolina went on to top New York, 2-1, to take a 2-0 series lead.