Joni Pitkanen out for 2013-14 season
The 29-year-old Pitkanen missed the season's final 13 games because of the injury, which occurred in a game against the Washington Capitals when he raced down the ice in an attempt to beat an icing call.
Hurricanes president and general manager Jim Rutherford said earlier this month that Pitkanen might not be ready to start his sixth season with Carolina and that he would need another CT scan on his heel.
Carolina opens the regular season at home Oct. 4 against the Detroit Red Wings.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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