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Joni Pitkanen out for season

Updated: April 3, 2013, 11:09 AM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes say defenseman Joni Pitkanen will miss the rest of the season with a broken heel.

General manager Jim Rutherford disclosed the severity of Pitkanen's injury Wednesday.

Pitkanen was hurt with 1:57 left in the second period of a 5-3 loss to Washington on Tuesday night. He raced down the ice while trying to beat an icing call and went hard into the boards with the Capitals' Troy Brouwer near him.

He was on the ice in obvious pain and was ...

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