Hockey Stuff: Cole Cleared to Travel

A press release sent out this morning by the Carolina Hurricanes about winger Erik Cole, who was driven head-first into Florida Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun midway through the 3rd period. Cole suffered a broken neck a couple of seasons ago…

Cole cleared to fly with Hurricanes to Tampa

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, has announced that doctors at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, FL, have released forward Erik Cole and cleared him to fly after a CT scan was negative. Cole will join the Hurricanes for the team’s flight to Tampa this morning, and he will continue to be monitored by the Hurricanes’ medical staff.

Cole was taken to the Cleveland Clinic following an injury he sustained with 7:26 remaining in the third period of the Hurricanes’ 4-3 win against the Florida Panthers on Monday night at Bank Atlantic Center. Cole was taken from the ice on a stretcher with his head and neck immobilized following the injury.

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