'Canes to be without D Pitkanen for 2013-14 season
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - The Carolina Hurricanes announced Wednesday that defenseman Joni Pitkanen will miss the entire 2013-14 season as he continues to recover from a significant heel injury.
Pitkanen, who will turn 30 on Sept. 19, missed the Hurricanes' final 13 games last season after breaking his left calcaneus bone on April 2 against Washington.
The Finn has registered 57 goals and 225 assists in 535 games with Philadelphia, Edmonton and Carolina. He joined the Hurricanes prior to the 2008-09 campaign.
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