Flyers' Hart suffers upper-body injury in loss to Hurricanes
The Philadelphia Flyers were dealt a blow Friday night, as goaltender Carter Hart was forced to leave the 6-5 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes with an upper-body injury.
Samuel Ersson got the start in net for Philly, but he struggled and was pulled near the midway point of the second period after allowing five goals. Hart came on in relief, but his appearance was short.
Hart played just under 10 minutes in the second frame, stopping six of the seven shots he faced. The injury appeared to happen when teammate Rasmus Ristolainen knocked Seth Jarvis into Hart. He didn't return after the collision.
Hart entered the game with a 10-10-6 record and a .911 save percentage on the year, looking to bounce back after a couple of down seasons. Philadelphia is already shorthanded in goal, with regular backup Felix Sandstrom dealing with an illness.
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