From Chip Alexander of the News & Observer:
The Hurricanes suffered a big blow today when forward Justin Williams underwent surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon.
Williams, who suffered the injury in an off-ice workout this morning, is expected to be out four to six months. The seven-year veteran missed much of last season with a serious knee injury.
“It’s certainly a setback for us,” general manager Jim Rutherford said. “We were looking forward to Justin having a big year. This doesn’t mean he won’t be a part of it. He can come back for the most important part of it.
Read the entire entry here.
That is a tough, tough injury for the Hurricanes. Williams can’t seem to catch a break as he missed a significant amount of time last season with a knee injury. The Hurricanes just lost 70+ points from their roster and are going to have to hope other forwards pick it up while he is out of the line up.