A devastating medical update on Freddie Andersen from Hurricanes
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A devastating medical update on Freddie Andersen from Hurricanes

A follow up to a very serious situation for the veteran goaltender.



UPDATE: The Carolina Hurricanes have now confirmed that goaltender Frederik Andersen will be out of the team's lineup indefinitely as he deals with a blood clotting issue. 

From the team:

As the team says, there's no timetable for his return but it's expected that he'll make a full recovery.

Here's hoping that this is just a matter of getting on the proper medication to ensure his health and safety moving forward. Blood clotting is not something to take lightly and could have catastrophic consequences if not diagnosed and treated properly. Again, here's hoping that this is just a bump on the road for Freddie and that he can get back to full health in due time. Thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family at this time.+

Read below for our earlier report on this developing story, issued earlier today.

There is some concern around the status and future of Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen this morning after a rather ominous sounding update from Hurricanes reporter Luke DeCock.

Earlier this morning the Hurricanes broke the news that they had signed veteran goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a professional tryout offer. That move was made necessary due to a medical update regarding the aforementioned Andersen.

Although the Hurricanes have not shared any details regarding the medical issue that has sidelined Andersen, a follow up from the News and Observer's Luke DeCock made this sound like it could be a significant issue moving forward.

From DeCock:

This wording is very ominous but I'm told the issue, and I don't know what it is specifically, is treatable and not imminently life-threatening, to the extent that clarifies things. It does need to be addressed and has the potential to keep Andersen out for period of time.

I can only hope that the Hurricanes and Andersen can quickly address whatever issue he is currently dealing with, and I wish him a full and speedy recovery.

Andersen has appeared in 6 games this season for the Hurricanes, recording a 2.87 goals against average and a .894 save percentage.

Source: Carolina Hurricanes