The Carolina Hurricanes made huge strides in the postseason, defeating the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders en route to a berth in the Eastern Conference Final. Unfortunately, it came at a cost. The team has announced that Jordan Martinook and Calvin de Haan have both undergone surgery. Martinook’s procedure was to repair a core muscle and will keep him out for four to six weeks, while de Haan had surgery on his right shoulder and will be out four to six months.
Obviously Martinook will be expected back in time for a full training camp, but de Haan’s injury means he will likely miss at least some of it if not the beginning of the season. That would mean the Hurricanes are potentially going into next year without two of their veteran defensemen, as Trevor van Riemsdyk is also on the shelf after shoulder surgery. That will certainly affect their offseason plans, as many believed the Hurricanes would be looking to move a defenseman for some more help up front.
de Haan returned to action this season after missing most of 2017-18 with the New York Islanders, and once again found his consistent two-way game for the Hurricanes. The 28-year old recorded 14 points in 74 games while posting excellent possession numbers in just over 18 and a half minutes a night. On a deep blue line de Haan actually led the group with 187 hits and blocked more than 100 shots for the fifth time in his career. He has three years remaining on his contract which carries a $4.55MM cap hit.
Martinook meanwhile had an excellent season of his own, setting a career high in goals with 15. The 26-year old forward is an important player for the Hurricanes off the ice as well, taking rookie Andrei Svechnikov under his wing to show him the ropes at the professional level. Martinook has two years remaining on his contract, but may very well be an extension candidate next summer if his positive impact on the Hurricanes continues.