Found March 20, 2013 on Busted Coverage:
Welcome to the NHL, Eric Selleck. The 25-year-old tough guy made his NHL debut last night at Carolina and nearly made it through the Panthers 4-1 win without getting knocked out. Selleck decided he wanted to make a splash in his first game with 2:58 remaining by picking a fight with Kevin Westgarth. Wrong move, rookie. Two punches later and Selleck needed to find the game highlights on the Internet because he wasn’t remembering a thing. It’s not like this guy is some rookie who hasn’t dropped the gloves. He has racked up 181 PIM this season with San Antonio of the AHL. His official NHL line: 1 game, 17 PIM & being helped off the ice after getting KO’d. Filed under: Hockey Fights

With Faulk out, Canes' defense faces test

Playing 48 games in 99 days was bound to make this NHL season a test of attrition. For the Carolina Hurricanes, that idea took on a new grimness and immediacy when the team announced on Wednesday that defenseman Justin Faulk, who leads the Hurricanes in average time on ice per game, would miss the next two to four weeks with a second-degree sprain of his MCL. Already playing without...

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Kevin Westgarth K.O.’s Eric Selleck in fight

Eric Selleck was playing his first NHL game for the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night and I’m not sure if he will remember it or not.  Selleck was given 2 minutes for instigating and a 10 minute misconduct as well as a 5 minute fighting major for going after Kevin Westgarth and it turned out to be a huge mistake.  The Carolina Hurricanes forward buried Selleck with a few quick...

Panthers Rookie Eric Selleck’s NHL Career Line: 1 Game, KO’d Once, 1 Suspension

Poor NHL rookie Eric Selleck. You might remember earlier today when we told you about Selleck’s debut last night against Carolina. His line: 0 points, 17 PIM & 1 KO. The problem is that he was the one who got KO’d thanks to the punching power of Kevin Westgarth. And now there’s more punishment for Selleck. The NHL reviewed last night’s fight and found that Selleck left...

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Justin Faulk Out With Sprained MCL

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3 Hurricanes defensemen hurt vs. Florida

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Game 28 Inside the Numbers: Hurricanes at Rangers

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Hurricanes fall to Rangers in a shootout

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Time to Panic?

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