Samsonov taken off ice on stretcher

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ATLANTA - Carolina Hurricanes left wing Sergei Samsonov was taken off the ice on a stretcher after going into the boards head-first during Saturday's preseason game against Atlanta.

Samsonov, who was injured on a hit by Dustin Byfuglien at 1:55 of the third period, was taken to a local hospital.

Last season, Samsonov compiled 14 goals and 15 assists in 72 games for the Hurricanes.


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