Dan Carcillo Injury: Chicago Blackhawks Winger Out For Season With Torn ACL

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 02: Daniel Carcillo #13 of the Chicago Blackhawks boards Tom Gilbert #77 of the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center on January 2, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Dan Carcillo's season is over.

On Friday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks announced that forward Dan Carcillo is going to miss the rest of the 2011-2012 season after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his left anterior cruciate ligament. Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry:

"Daniel Carcillo will undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery on Tuesday, Jan. 17. This decision was made today after much evaluation and consideration of various options. We anticipate a full return in six months."

Carcillo injured the knee during an illegal hit on Edmonton's Tom Gilbert. That hit also earned Carcillo a seven-game suspension. In his first season with the Blackhawks, the winger had 11 points in 28 games.


Related: Paperwork - Hawks 5, Wild 2

Chicago returns to the ice on Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the Blackhawks, head over to Second City Hockey. And for news and notes from around the NHL, visit SB Nation's NHL news hub.

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