The Hurricanes said his expected recovery time is about six weeks.
Sekera, 27, leads Carolina defensemen with 44 points (11 goals), third on the team, although he hasn't played since April 1. He leads the Hurricanes in blocked shots (127) and average ice time (23:40).
The Hurricanes acquired Sekera in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres at the 2013 NHL Draft.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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