Chip Alexander from Canes Now is reporting that Hurricanes defenseman, Joni Pitkanen is having knee trouble and will have minor surgery. He is expected to miss a couple of weeks. (Training camp). Pitkanen led all Canes skaters in average ice time last season.
This is not a good way to start training camp, but it opens the door for youngsters Bryan Rodney, Jamie McBain, Brett Carson, or Jay Harrison.