RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a core muscle injury.


General manager Don Waddell said Thursday that Martinook will have surgery Friday to repair the injury.

Jordan Martinook, Carolina Hurricanes
Jordan Martinook, Carolina Hurricanes (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Martinook has an assist in four games this season, his second with the team and first as an alternate captain. He had a career-best 15 goals plus 10 assists while playing all 82 regular-season games with Carolina a year ago, then added four assists in 10 playoff games.

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