Canes affiliate players hurt in crash

February 19, 2009 9:11:26 AM PST
The Carolina Hurricanes say members of its affiliated team, the Albany River Rats, were hurt in a bus crash.The rats are coached by former Canes player Jeff Daniels.

The River Rats' team bus was traveling back to Albany from a game in Lowell, MA when it was involved in an accident on the Massachusetts Turnpike just before 3:30 a.m.

Players and staff members were taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA for treatment.

Four players and one staff member were treated for serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries. Daniels was not injured.