Hurricanes Lose Key Player

Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) celebrates a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a core muscle injury. General manager Don Waddell says Martinook will have surgery tomorrow to repair the injury. Martinook has an assist in four games this season. 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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