RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina defenseman Brett Pesce and goaltenders James Reimer and Petr Mrazek are all dealing with "longer term" injuries suffered in a weekend win at Toronto, Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour said Monday.
Brind'Amour said it was unclear exactly how much time the players will miss. Reimer left with a lower-body injury, while Brind'Amour said Mrazek is dealing with a concussion and Pesce has a shoulder injury.
"Obviously nobody's, I would say, short term," Brind'Amour said. "Longer term for, really, all of them. That's about all I can tell you."
Later Monday, team president and general manager Don Waddell said the team has moved Pesce to the long-term injured reserve -- aiding the team with salary-cap moves -- but that he didn't think the goaltenders would be out "long term." He also said Mrazek is going through the concussion protocol and has "more of a neck injury," though he hasn't had a headache.
"It's weeks at the most," Waddell said of the goaltenders. "Petr might be less than that."
The injuries to Reimer and Mrazek forced the Hurricanes to turn to 42-year-old emergency goaltender David Ayres in the 6-3 win.
Reimer's injury occurred when Toronto's Zach Hyman pushed Carolina defenseman Jaccob Slavin into Reimer's left leg, sending both falling into the net. Mrazek was hurt in the second period on a collision with Maple Leafs forward Kyle Clifford, leading to Ayres' entry.
As for Pesce, Brind'Amour said the 25-year-old defenseman was scheduled to be evaluated again later Monday. But any extended absence would be another hit for a team that lost All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton indefinitely to a broken left leg in January and is jostling for position in the Eastern Conference playoff wild-card chase.