Forslund: Brind'Amour's status must be addressed
Posted December 8, 2009
The Carolina Hurricanes finally got one on the road Monday night, holding off the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2. Talk in the Triangle quickly moved from the win to the status of the captain. Rod Brind'Amour was listed as a healthy scratch on Monday.
The roster move capped an interesting day for the Hurricanes. Goaltender Michael Leighton was placed on waivers in anticipation that starting net minder Cam Ward comes back Wednesday to start against New Jersey. H
Canes television play-by-play voice John Forslund told Adam Gold and Joe Ovies on 620 The Buzz that Brind'Amour was surprised by the news.
"We all know is his role has been diminished, his ice time has been diminished, but [Brind'Amour] took it hard and his teammates took it hard," said Forslund.
What is the organization's ultimate end-game for Brind'Amour's situation? Whatever it is, Forslund believes it should be addressed soon and not left hanging out there.
"Unless there is an injury coming out of the game last night, I don't see how [Brind'Amour] goes back in tomorrow night."
The Hurricanes are back in action Wednesday night against the New Jersey Devils.