Hurricanes winger Max Pacioretty tears his right achilles AGAIN


Hurricanes winger Max Pacioretty tears his right achilles AGAIN and is expected to miss the remainder of the season after offseason surgery to repair the same injury

Max Pacioretty has torn his right achilles for the second time, leaving the Carolina Hurricanes without one of their established veterans for the foreseeable future.

Pacioretty was placed on injured reserve after he was hurt late in the third quarter of Thursday night’s win over Minnesota.

Players placed on IR must sit out a minimum of seven days, but this injury will almost certainly end Pacioretty’s season. The 34-year-old had surgery over the summer after the initial tear of his right achilles tendon.

Max Pacioretty has torn his right achilles for the second time, leaving the Carolina Hurricanes without one of their established veterans for the foreseeable future

The Connecticut native went down with 19.3 seconds left in the game while he had control of the puck near the goal and the boards. He pulled up as he tried to change directions and grabbed at the back of his lower right leg.

He had to be helped to the locker room while putting no weight on the leg.

‘Not in very good spirits, as you know,’ coach Rod Brind’Amour said of Pacioretty on Friday. ‘He’s getting checked out today. … It’s kind of what you would expect.’

The Hurricanes acquired Pacioretty from Vegas in a July trade in hopes of him filling a need as a wing scoring option. He made his season debut on January 5 and played five games for Carolina, scoring three goals.

The Hurricanes acquired Pacioretty from Vegas in a July trade in hopes of him filling a need as a wing scoring option. He made his season debut on January 5 and played five games for Carolina, scoring three goals

The Hurricanes acquired Pacioretty from Vegas in a July trade in hopes of him filling a need as a wing scoring option. He made his season debut on January 5 and played five games for Carolina, scoring three goals

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