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