Canes Now is reporting that Carolina GM Jim Rutherford said this afternoon that both Tuomo Ruutu and Erik Cole are questionable for game 2 on Thursday night.
Rutherford said Cole and Ruutu, who have lower-body injuries, underwent MRI's today and that he then talked to head trainer Pete Friesen about their condition.
"I do not think it looks good for either player," Rutherford said. "Pete Friesen was not overly optimistic about either.
"But we have two days between games and extra time. Certainly if we played tomorrow night, they would not be playing."
Nothing really new or earthshaking here, but at least the injuries do not seem to be serious enough to knock either of the players out of the series alltogether. The bad news- How effective can they be even if they can play? The wingers were rated number one and two in hits for the team. The Carolina forecheck just took a big hit.