Chicago forward Daniel Carcillo
underwent successful anterior cruciate ligament surgery on his left knee Tuesday. The Blackhawks said he could be playing again in six months.
Team physician Dr. Michael Terry said the procedure went well and Carcillo would start rehab immediately.
Carcillo was helped off the ice after he drove Edmonton's Tom Gilbert
into the boards during the second period of the Oilers' 4-3 victory at the United Center Jan. 2. Carcillo received a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct for the hit; he was also suspended for seven games by the NHL.
Carcillo, who turns 27 on Jan. 28, had two goals, 11 points and 82 penalty minutes in 28 games in his first season with Chicago after signing with the Hawks this summer following stints with Phoenix and Philadelphia.