Hurricanes' Pacioretty out 6 months with torn Achilles

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The Carolina Hurricanes will be without one of their prized offseason acquisitions until around midseason.

Winger Max Pacioretty will undergo surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon Wednesday, the team announced Tuesday. He's expected to be sidelined for six months.

Carolina acquired Pacioretty from the Vegas Golden Knights, along with defenseman Dylan Coghlan, for future considerations back in July.

The 33-year-old still has game, though, despite the minimal acquisition cost for the Hurricanes. He recorded 19 goals and 18 assists in 39 contests with Vegas last season.

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