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Wisniewski is expected to be sidelined six months after undergoing surgery on his left knee Friday to repair the torn ACL he suffered in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Predators, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports.

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James Wisniewski D CAR 2 months ago

Wisniewski left the game in the first period with a lower-body injury and will not return.

James Wisniewski D CAR 2 months ago

Wisniewski (groin) played in the Hurricanes' final preseason game Friday, skating 17:30 and registering a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over the Penguins.

James Wisniewski D CAR 2 months ago

Wisniewski missed Monday's practice with a groin injury, The News & Observer reports.

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The Hurricanes traded Wisniewski to Anaheim in exchange for Anton Khudobin on Saturday, TSN's Jason Gregor reports.

The move was largely a salary dump for the Ducks, as shortly after trading Wisniewski they acquired Carl Hagelin from the Rangers, a player that will command a high salary when he becomes a restricted free agent on July 1. Wisniewski will provide the Hurricanes with a strong veteran presence on the blue line. He also has some offensive upside, as he managed to tally 34 points in 69 games in 2014-15.

James Wisniewski D CAR 7 months ago

Wisniewski will not take the ice Saturday against Winnipeg, the Orange County Register reports.

Wisniewski was a healthy scratch in game one and will remain out for the second game of the Ducks' series against the Jets. Clayton Stoner and Sami Vatanen are expected to comprise Anaheim's third defensive pairing.

James Wisniewski D CAR 8 months ago

Wisniewksi will be a healthy scratch for Game 1 of the Ducks' first-round playoff series Thursday against the Jets, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Wisniewski was surprised by coach Bruce Boudreau's choice to sit him, but due to the Ducks' plentiful depth on defense, lineup decisions don't exactly come easy. Still, Wisniewski was thought to be on solid ground for a regular lineup spot given the haul the Ducks gave up at the trade deadline to acquire him (Rene Bourque, William Karlsson, and a 2015 second-round pick), but his mostly unimpressive production post-trade likely factored into the decision to scratch him. Wisniewski, who tallied no goals and five assists in 13 games after his March 2 acquisition, will give way to Clayton Stoner on the Ducks' third defensive pairing.

James Wisniewski D CAR 8 months ago

Wisniewski notched an assist in Sunday's win over the Devils, giving him three straight games with a helper.

Wisniewski had a healthy scratch sprinkled into the streak, but he's nonetheless beginning to make an impact offensively for the Ducks. However, he remains without a goal in his 10 games with the team.

James Wisniewski D CAR 8 months ago

Wisniewski will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Bruins, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

After making Cam Fowler a surprise scratch in the Ducks' last game against the Blue Jackets, coach Bruce Boudreau will bump Wisniewski from the lineup to make room for Fowler's return Thursday. As one of the more high-profile acquisitions at the March 2 trade deadline, it's a bit surprising that Wisniewski will be forced to head to the press box, but the Ducks' growing depth on the blue line likely influenced the decision. Wisniewski hasn't helped matters by performing quietly since arriving in Anaheim, as he's posted zero goals, three assists, and a minus-4 rating over eight games.

James Wisniewski D CAR 8 months ago

Wisniewski tallied an assist in his first game back at Nationwide Arena since being traded to the Ducks.

Perhaps more importantly for the defenseman, he received a brief tribute video and standing ovation from the Columbus fans. Wisniewski spent parts of four seasons as a member of the Blue Jackets.