Canes' Pitkanen to miss entire season with heel injury
Posted September 11, 2013
Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen will miss the entire 2013-14 season with a broken bone in his left heel, the team said Wednesday.
Pitkanen suffered the injury in an April 2 game against the Washington Capitals when he went hard into the boards.
Pitkanen, 29, played in just 22 games last season, his fifth in Carolina and ninth in the NHL. He sat out about a month with a lower body injury before breaking his heel.