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Hurricanes’ Jack Drury back to skating after Game 4 exit following hit

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Carolina Hurricanes at New York Islanders

Apr 23, 2023; Elmont, New York, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) and Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) help Carolina Hurricanes center Jack Drury (18) off the ice after an injury against the New York Islanders during the first period in game four of the first round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at UBS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes forward Jack Drury resumed skating after being knocked from Game 4 against the New York Islanders following a jarring hit into the boards, coach Rod Brind’Amour said.

Drury missed the Hurricanes’ Game 5 loss to the Islanders following the hit by Ryan Pulock two days earlier, though Brind’Amour said Drury doesn’t have a concussion.

Brind’Amour said Drury’s return to the ice is “a good sign and he feels good, so we’ll see where that goes.”

Drury had been elevated to a larger role due to injuries, which includes forward Andrei Svechnikov being lost to a season-ending knee injury in March as well as another top-line performer, Teuvo Teravainen, being knocked from Game 2 with a broken hand.

The Hurricanes lead the Islanders 3-2 in their best-of-seven first-round series entering Game 6 on the road.