Carolina Hurricanes Forward Could Be Done for the Season

The Carolina Hurricanes are awaiting a second opinion as forward Andrei Svechnikov is feared to have suffered a torn ACL. The injury, if surgery is required, could take him off the ice for roughly six months.

At this point the team has listed the young winger out indefinitely after Svechnikov suffered the injury last Saturday against the Vegas Golden Knights. The MRI on Monday revealed the tear and now the team awaits a second opinion to see if they can avoid the worst case scenario.

The Hurricanes have dealt with injury adversity all season long after Max Pacioretty tore his Achilles tendon earlier this season. Losing Svechnikov, who is arguably their best player would put a huge damper in the 'Canes chances of a long Stanley Cup Playoff run.

The 22-year-old Svechnikov has registered 55 pints in 64 games this season and plays a physical game, recording 140 hits on the season. 'Canes fans are holding their breath for some good news this week.

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