Hurricanes’ Brett Pesce out for season with shoulder injury

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Gerry Broome/AP)

Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Brett Pesce underwent surgery on his right shoulder and will miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season, the team announced Thursday.

Pesce has an expected recovery time of four to six months.

The 25-year-old injured his shoulder during the second period of Carolina’s 6-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 22.

Pesce recorded four goals and 18 points in 61 games this season, and averages almost 22 minutes of ice time. In 350 career contests with the Hurricanes, he has registered 20 goals and 102 points.

The Tarrytown, N.Y., native was selected by Carolina in the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft, 66th overall.

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