Carolina Hurricanes defenseman James Wisniewski, center, is helped off the ice by John-Michael Liles, left, and Elias Lindholm, of Sweden, after being injured in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, Thursday, Oct. 8, 20
Mark Zaleski
October 09, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Carolina Hurricanes defenseman 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.

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