Alex Semin out of Hurricanes' lineup with concussion

Alexander Semin will be out of the Carolina Hurricanes' lineup indefinitely with a concussion, according to head coach Kirk Muller.

Forward will be sidelined indefinitely

Carolina Hurricanes forward Alex Semin was the 13th overall pick by the Washington Capitals in 2002. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

Alexander Semin will be out of the Carolina Hurricanes' lineup indefinitely with a concussion, according to head coach Kirk Muller. 

The oft-injured Russian forward sustained the ailment after taking a hit from St. Louis defenceman Alex Pietrangelo on Saturday in Carolina's 4-2 loss. 

Semin, 28, has struggled to find his scoring touch this season with the Hurricanes, scoring just three goals and six assists in 20 games.

The six-foot-two, 209-pound winger is coming off a 13 goal, 31 assist campaign in 44 games during the lockout-shortened season last year.

Originally drafted in the first round (13th overall) by the Washington Capitals in 2002, Semin has never played a full season in the NHL. 

In 533 career games, the winger has 214 goals and 248 assists, while scoring a career high 40 goals in 2009-10. 

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