Justin Williams' injury on Thursday night turned into a worst-case scenario on Friday after doctors examined him. He has re-torn the ACL in his left knee. Reparative surgery is scheduled for next week, and he is expected to be out for four to six months. Basically, the only way he will return to the Carolina Hurricanes lineup is if they make a very deep run in the playoffs. (Think Erik Cole, 2006)
In other news, Chad LaRose has been placed on the injured reserve due to a concussion. It seems that I have gotten my wish and Brandon Nolan (son of Islanders coach Ted Nolan) has been called up from Albany to take LaRose's place. No word on how Williams' void will be filled.
Although Williams has been in a monumental slump (no goals and only 5 points in the last 12 games), he is a key piece in the Hurricanes' scheme. He will be missed a lot.
Nolan wears number 12 with the River Rats and will probably wear number 21 with the Canes. We'll find out for sure tomorrow in Tampa.
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