Huge Update on Carolina Hurricanes' Star Forward

Carolina Hurricanes' fans rejoice as some great news was delivered this week regarding forward Andrei Svechnikov. After tearing his ACL in March, Svechnikov will skate for the first time on Friday, as he looks to ramp up his rehab in preparation for next season.

The 23-year-old winger blew out his knee on March 11th against the Vegas Golden Knights and if he was in the lineup for the Hurricanes, it could have been a different story during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

'Svech' is very optimistic he'll be ready to go on October 11th when the Hurricanes open the season against the Ottawa Senators. He'll look to improve on some numbers from last season where he put up 55 points in 64 games, including 23 goals.

The Hurricanes forward spoke to the media and had this to say about his comeback:

It's been very good. Every day (doing) rehab, every day working out. It's getting better and better. The leg is getting stronger. The doctor said between six and nine months, but when I got injured, it would be seven months to the new season (in October). So, hopefully I will be ready.

In 347 career games, Svechnikov has recorded 112 goals and 264 points.

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