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Carolina Hurricanes confirm the worst for Andrei Svechnikov

The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that star forward Andrei Svechnikov will be out indefinitely due to a knee injury.

According to NHL insider Elliotte Friedman, Svechnikov has a torn ACL, but the team is seeking a second opinion.

“Andrei had an MRI on Monday afternoon, and had a consultation with our team doctors,” said GM Don Waddell in a prepared statement. “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, is tied for second on the Hurricanes in points (55) and third in goals (23) in 64 games played this season. Svechnikov, Carolina’s second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, has 112 goals and 152 assists (264 points) in 347 career NHL games with the Hurricanes.

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