After receiving a second opinion, it was confirmed that forward Andrei Svechnikov will need to undergo reconstructive surgery on his right ACL and as such will miss the remainder of the season.
The surgery is scheduled for Thursday with Dr. Marty Isbell.
The team release is below:
SVECHNIKOV TO UNDERGO KNEE SURGERY
Forward will miss remainder of regular season and playoffs
RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that forward Andrei Svechnikov will undergo reconstructive surgery on his right ACL on Thursday morning, performed by Dr. Marty Isbell of Raleigh Orthopaedic. Svechnikov will miss the remainder of the 2022-23 regular season as well as the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
“After further consultation with global experts in this field, it has been determined that the best course of action for Andrei’s future is to have this surgery, and to have it done by our team orthopedist, Dr. Marty Isbell,” said Waddell. “We’re confident that Andrei will make a full recovery.”
Svechnikov, 22, ranks tied for second among Hurricanes skaters in points this season (55) and is third on the team in goals (23) in 64 games played. Carolina’s first-round selection, second overall, in the 2018 NHL Draft, Svechnikov has scored 112 goals and earned 152 assists (264 points) in 347 career NHL games with the Hurricanes.
The Carolina Hurricanes announced Monday night that forward Andrei Svechnikov will be out indefinitely with a knee injury after he underwent an MRI earlier in the day.
Svechnikov, 22, injured his right knee Saturday night against the Vegas Golden Knights after he threw a hit on defenseman Alex Martinez in the second period. After the hit, Svechnikov labored to the bench, tried to skate it off, but immediately went back to the locker room.
He did however return for and finish the third period of the game, but he did not play Sunday night against New Jersey.
Svechnikov has put together a great season for Carolina, with 23 goals and 55 points in 64 games played, so to lose him for any amount of time would obviously be tough.
Reports have also surfaced from Sportsnet insider, Elliotte Friedman, that the team fears Svechnikov may have torn his ACL, but they’re going to seek out a second opinion.
Hearing Carolina is waiting for a second opinion on Andrei Svechnikov’s injury. There’s concern it’s a torn ACL, which could end his season — but the player and the Hurricanes are, understandably, waiting until all options exhausted. Hoping for the best.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 14, 2023
If those reports are indeed confirmed, it would be a huge blow to the Hurricanes who have already suffered one season ending injury when forward Max Pacioretty retore his Achilles back in January.
Along with the announcement that Svechnikov would be out indefinitely, the Hurricanes earlier in the day announced that they had called up forward Jack Drury from the Chicago Wolves.
Drury has 11 goals and 24 points in 37 AHL games this season.
Team press release regarding Andrei Svechnikov:
SVECHNIKOV OUT INDEFINITELY WITH KNEE INJURY
Forward missed Sunday’s game in New Jersey
RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that forward Andrei Svechnikov will be out indefinitely after suffering a right knee injury on Saturday night against the Vegas Golden Knights in Raleigh.
“Andrei had an MRI on Monday afternoon, and had a consultation with our team doctors,” said Waddell. “In the interest of being thorough, we are continuing to gather information along with Andrei to make the best decision for his health. We will provide further information after a decision is made.”
Svechnikov, 22, ranks tied for the second among Hurricanes skaters in points this season (55) and is third on the team in goals (23) in 64 games played. Carolina’s first-round selection, second overall, in the 2018 NHL Draft, Svechnikov has scored 112 goals and earned 152 assists (264 points) in 347 career NHL games with the Hurricanes.
Team press release regarding Jack Drury:
‘CANES RECALL DRURY FROM CHICAGO
Forward has skated in 21 NHL games with Carolina this season
RALEIGH, N.C. – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Jack Drury from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Drury, 23, has tallied two assists in 21 NHL games with Carolina in 2022-23. He skated in his first two career NHL games last season, scoring two goals with Carolina and becoming the fifth player in franchise history to score in each of his first two NHL contests. The 5’11”, 184-pound forward has recorded 24 points (11g, 13a) in 37 AHL games with Chicago this season, ranking tied for third on the team in point per game (0.65) and tied for fourth in goals. Drury has posted 76 points (31g, 45a) in 105 career AHL games since debuting with the Wolves last season. He also registered 24 points (9g, 15a) in 18 AHL playoff games to help Chicago win the 2022 Calder Cup, earning a point in 16 of 18 games and finishing tied for third in points among all AHL skaters during the postseason. The New York, N.Y., native has represented the United States at numerous international tournaments, winning a silver medal at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship and a bronze medal at the 2021 IIHF World Championship. Drury was selected by Carolina in the second round, 42nd overall, of the 2018 NHL Draft.