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Brind'Amour Undergoes Knee Surgery

Center expected to return to the lineup before opening night against Florida on Oct. 10

Tuesday, 09.16.2008 / 11:28 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Terrell Williams
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Brind\'Amour Undergoes Knee Surgery

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that center Rod Brind’Amour underwent successful surgery on his left knee this morning at Rex Outpatient in Cary.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Marty Isbell, removing torn cartilage (meniscus) from Brind’Amour’s left knee. Brind’Amour is expected to be back in action prior to the opening of the regular season.

The Carolina Hurricanes open their regular season schedule on Friday, Oct. 10 against the Florida Panthers. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, visit or call 1-866-NHL-CANES. Single-game Hurricanes tickets for October and November will go on sale on Sept. 21 in conjunction with the Caniac Carnival, and will be available at the Time Warner Cable Box Office at the RBC Center, and all Ticketmaster outlets.