Hurricanes’ Jordan Martinook out six to eight weeks after surgery


Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook leaves the ice following an injury during the first period of Game 4 of the team's NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (Karl B DeBlaker / AP)

Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a core muscle injury for the second time this year and miss the next six to eight weeks.

Martinook, 27, has played in all four of Carolina’s games (4-0-0) to start the new season and has one assist.

The six-foot-one, 204-pound left-winger missed time during last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs and had a similar procedure after the Hurricanes were eliminated by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Final.

Martinook had a career high 15 goals during the 2018-19 campaign and added 10 assists in 82 regular season games.

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