Hurricanes' James Wisniewski has torn ACL, out six months

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman James Wisniewski will have surgery on his left knee due to a torn ACL.

What It Means:

Wisniewski suffered the injury early in Carolina's season opener on Thursday. He's expected to miss the next six months, which means that he might not play again this season.

This is a big blow to the Hurricanes as Wisniewski had the potential to play a significant role with the team after recording 34 points last season. Carolina dealt Anton Khudobin to Anaheim during the offseason to acquire Wisniewski.