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(Raleigh) The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that forward Andrei Svechnikov will miss the remainder of the regular season and the entire playoffs with a torn ligament in his right knee.

The team announced on Tuesday that Svechnikov will need surgery. He was injured Saturday night in a loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Hurricanes are confident that Svechnikov will make a full recovery from this injury.

Still, it’s a blow for the team, which is aiming for top honors despite a tough run in the Eastern Conference. Svechnikov is tied for second among the Hurricanes with 55 points and third with 23 goals.

Heading into Tuesday’s games, the Hurricanes tied for first place in the Metropolitan Division with the New Jersey Devils, who played one game more than their rivals.

The Hurricanes have already lost the services of forward Max Pacioretty in the long term. The latter played only five games with them this season before injuring his right Achilles tendon again.