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The Hurricanes re-sign Nekas. Patchouletti undergoing surgery

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Edmonton Oilers' Kris Russell (4) battles Carolina Hurricanes' Martin Necas (88) at Rogers Place in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019.
Edmonton Oilers' Chris Russell (4) faces Carolina Hurricanes' Martin Nekas (88) at Rogers Place Edmonton, Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia

Raleigh, North Carolina — The Carolina Hurricanes are forward Martin Nekas and 2 Newly acquired Max Pacioretti, who has re-signed a $6 million-a-year deal, announced Tuesday that he will undergo surgery for a torn Achilles tendon and will face six months of recovery.

The team announced the signing of Nekas and the injury of Pacioleti on Tuesday.

The deal will see the 23-year-old Nekas pay $2.5 million next season and $3.5 million for the 2023-24 season. This keeps the young forward in the franchise that picked him in the first round of the 2017 draft.

Necas is seen as a key factor in the team's future with his speed and skill. But he was inconsistent last season, posting 14 goals and 26 assists, and the Carolina's failed to score a goal in his 14 playoff games.

"We have to help the team more, we have to produce more," Nekas said after the Hurricanes lost his second-round playoffs for the second straight time. he said in June. "That's what everyone expects of me. I didn't do it this year. Like I said, it was a disappointment for me.

Still, Carolina are betting on Nekas' long-term potential.

"We have to find a way to break through (in the playoffs)," manager Rod Brindamore said in June.

Nekas, who was a restricted free agent for him, scored his 45th goal in his NHL in 203 games with Carolina.

The Hurricanes won his Knights salary cap in July as a future consideration because of his crunch in his Knights salary cap in July when he acquired Pacholetti from Vegas. With 30 goals scored in his six iterations, the forward is led by young talents such as Sebastian Aho, Andrei Svechnikov and Teubo his Terravainen, who are in line with the team's need for more output. fulfilled.

The Hurricane did not provide details on when and how Pacholetti was injured.Messages left for the team and Pacholetti's agents were not immediately returned.

The Hurricanes have made the playoffs four straight seasons after his nine-year drought, but have been eliminated in the second round in the last two seasons despite winning division titles. I'm here.

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