Petr Mrazek injury update: Hurricanes list goalie (lower body) as day-to-day

Petr Mrazek might not be out of the playoffs just yet.

The Hurricanes goaltender left his team’s playoff matchup against the Islanders with a lower body injury in Game 2 and did not return. However, the team listed him as day-to-day on Monday.

Canes coach Rod Brind’Amour called the day-to-day listing “good news.”

The 27-year-old Mrazek 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. For insurance, Carolina recalled goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic from the Charlotte Checkers.

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

Brind’Amour addressed Mrazek’s injury when he met with reporters after the game, saying he hoped it wasn’t “too serious.” 

“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.