Wisniewski is expected to be sidelined six months after undergoing surgery on his left knee Friday to repair the torn ACL he suffered in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Predators, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports. Wisniewski suffered the injury after just 47 seconds of ice time in Thursday's tilt. Injuries have been a consistent issue for the 31-year-old throughout much of his NHL career. He was forced to miss 26 games due to injury last season alone, and is now slated to miss the entirety of the 2015-16 regular season with his latest injury. The Hurricanes will need to make the playoffs for Wisniewski to have any shot at suiting up for an NHL contest this season.
Wisniewski left the game in the first period with a lower-body injury and will not return. Wisniewski suffered the injury on just his second shift of the night, playing just 47 seconds before going down. He had to be helped off the ice, which is never a good sign, but the team should provide a follow-up on his status at some point in the near future.
James Wisniewski (groin) played in the Hurricanes' final preseason game Friday, skating 17:30 and registering a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over the Penguins.
James Wisniewski missed Monday's practice with a groin injury, The News & Observer reports.
The Hurricanes traded James Wisniewski to Anaheim in exchange for Anton Khudobin on Saturday, TSN's Jason Gregor reports.
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