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MAR 14, 2023  (3:43 PM)
BREAKING: Hurricanes confirm the worst regarding Andrei Svechnikov

BREAKING: Hurricanes confirm the worst regarding Andrei Svechnikov

BY DORIN CANADAY
The Carolina Hurricanes have officially confirmed the worst on forward Andrei Svechnikov, as he will miss the remainder of the season.

TSN's Chris Johnston reported that Svechnikov will undergo season-ending surgery this week:

''Andrei Svechnikov will have season-ending knee surgery on Thursday. Huge loss for the #hurricanes.''





It's was first announced last night that the 22-year-old was 'out indefinitely'' with hopes of good news. But upon further evaluation, it was clearly evident that surgery was required.

This is a huge blow to the Hurricanes, who were - and still are - Stanley Cup contenders. It's just the Eastern Conference wasn't going to be easy to get through for any team, let alone suffering a significant injury now.

Svechnikov was on a career-high pace with 23 goals and 32 assists in 64 games this season.

He's also been a solid playoff performer with 25 points in 40 career postseason games.