Skip to main content

Carolina Hurricanes lose defenceman James Wisniewski to knee injury requiring surgery

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

RALEIGH, N.C. - Carolina Hurricanes defenceman James Wisniewski will need surgery for a knee injury.

The team said in release Friday that Wisniewski will have surgery to repair a torn left anterior cruciate ligament and will face an estimated six-month recovery time. He was injured during Thursday's game at Nashville after skating just 47 seconds in his debut with the Hurricanes.

Carolina acquired the 31-year-old Wisniewski from Anaheim in June in exchange for goaltender Anton Khudobin.

Carolina plays its home opener Saturday against Detroit.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.