Canes’ van Riemsdyk out 4-6 months
Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after having shoulder surgery.
General manager Don Waddell said Saturday that the 27-year-old van Riemsdyk underwent surgery on his left shoulder and is expected to miss four to six months. Van Riemsdyk was hurt in the first period of Game 2 of the second-round sweep of the New York Islanders last Sunday.
The Hurricanes recalled defenseman Jake Bean from their AHL affiliate in Charlotte on an emergency basis.
Stars 2, Blues 1: Ben Bishop made 38 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the Blues in St. Louis and took a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.
Jason Spezza and Esa Lindell scored goals for the Stars, who can advance with a win in Game 6 at home on Sunday. Jaden Schwartz scored for the Blues.
St. Louis was 0 for 4 on the power play, giving up several quality short-handed chances to the Stars. The third power play at the end of the second was so futile that it drew hearty boos from the 18,542 at Enterprise Center.