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Sekera Undergoes Abdominal Surgery

Defenseman’s recovery time is approximately six weeks

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 8:00 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Sekera Undergoes Abdominal Surgery
The defenseman\'s recovery time is approximately six weeks.
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that defenseman Andrej Sekera underwent abdominal surgery. The surgery was performed by Dr. William C. Meyers in Philadelphia, and Sekera’s recovery time is approximately six weeks.

Sekera, 27, leads all Carolina defensemen, and ranks third on the team with 44 points (11g, 33a) this season. The Bojnice, Slovakia, native’s 33 assists rank second on the team, and he leads all Hurricanes skaters in blocked shots (127) and average time on ice per game (23:40). He is in his eighth NHL season and his first with Carolina since being acquired by the Hurricanes in a draft day trade on June 30, 2013. Sekera (6’0”, 201 lbs.) has scored 28 goals and earned 108 assists (136 points) in 413 career NHL regular-season games with Buffalo and Carolina since making his NHL debut in the 2006-07 season. The Carolina chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) named Sekera the Hurricanes’ Most Valuable Player for 2013-14.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
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13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
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A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72