the Carolina Hurricanes He took a big hit on Tuesday as a star striker Andrei Svechnikov He is scheduled to undergo season-ending reconstructive surgery on his right anterior cruciate ligament later this week, The team announced on Tuesday. It was also left out of the entirety of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Svishnikov was injured while Saturday’s loss, 4-0 to Vegas Golden Knights. He received multiple medical opinions to confirm that surgery was required.
“After further consultation with world-class experts in the field, it was determined that the best course of action for Andre’s future was to have this surgery, and to have it performed by our orthopedic physician, Dr. Marty Isbell,” Hurricanes President and General Manager Don Waddell said in a press release. “We are confident Andre will make a full recovery.”
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The 22-year-old was enjoying another productive season for the Hurricanes, ranking second on the team at the time of his injury with 55 points (23 goals, 32 assists) in 64 games. The winger was named to this year’s All-Star Game, earning the honor for the first time in his young career. he is too He won the fastest skater event during a skills competition.
It will be difficult for the Hurricanes to hold on to first place in the D.C. Division without one of their best players. They have lost two straight matches and the challenger New Jersey Devils He won three times in a row to draw the level With the Hurricanes, with 94 points. The Hurricanes have the seventh toughest remaining schedule for the NHL while the Devils have things a bit easier with their eleventh toughest roster.
Carolina hosts Winnipeg Jets Tuesday before embarking on a three-game road trip that sees them take on Toronto Maple LeafsAnd Philadelphia Flyers And New York Rangers.