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Carolina's Eric Staal injured; will miss Wednesday's game vs. Panthers

Looks like the dreaded "Upper Body" injury has has found it's way into the Hurricanes' second most important player - and South Florida's favorite visitor - Eric Staal. 'Canes general manager on a wire Jim Rutherford:

 

"When things go wrong, they go wrong."

 

Also out of Raleigh, the GM accepts blame for his club's current nine-game losing streak, and...

 

(Rutherford) said not bringing back defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Anton Babchuk has hurt. Seidenberg, an unrestricted free agent, priced himself too high initially and Babchuk "took a strong position with the team," Rutherford said.

"But it's hard to lose both in the same year and the points they brought to the table," he said.

 

So which 'Cane gets the lion's share of the hatred Wednesday night when the Panthers host Carolina in Sunrise?

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