Hurricanes McBain out indefinitely

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, Last Updated: 2:21 PM ET

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Carolina Hurricanes will be without rookie defenseman Jamie McBain for an indefinite period of time due to an upper-body injury.

According to the Charlotte Observer, McBain will miss three-to-four weeks with a shoulder injury suffered in Friday's 2-1 loss at Washington.

The 23-year-old has tallied five goals and 20 assists in 68 contests this season.

The injury comes at a bad time for Carolina, which is in a battle for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.


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