FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Dec. 19, 2006
RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Kevyn Adams will undergo a wrist procedure Tuesday afternoon and will miss one to two weeks of action. The procedure will be performed at Raleigh’s Rex Hospital by Dr. Marty Isbell and Dr. Harrison Tuttle of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic.
Adams, 32, has not missed a Hurricanes game since Feb. 21, 2004, when he was sidelined for eight games with a knee injury. Including the postseason, he has played 162 consecutive games for the Hurricanes – the longest active streak among Carolina players. The Hurricanes acquired the Washington, DC, native in a trade with Florida on March 13, 2001, and he now has 38 goals and 34 assists (72 points) in 299 regular-season games with Carolina. Adams is in his ninth NHL season and has played in 479 regular-season games with Toronto, Columbus, Florida and Carolina, registering 126 points (58g, 68a).
The Carolina Hurricanes take on the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at Wachovia Center (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network) before returning to Raleigh in advance of a Friday night meeting with the New York Islanders (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network). Individual-game tickets for Friday’s game and all Hurricanes home games in December and January, including Rod Brind’Amour Night on Dec. 29 against Anaheim, are available at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via www.CarolinaHurricanes.com. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.