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Carcillo out for season with torn ACL

Posted on: January 13, 2012 6:43 pm
Edited on: January 13, 2012 6:44 pm
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By: Adam Gretz

When we were last checking in with Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo, he was receiving a seven-game suspension from the NHL for his hit from behind on Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Gilbert (as seen above).

Gilbert hasn't returned to the Edmonton lineup since that play, and as it turns out, he wasn't the only player to suffer an injury. It was learned on Friday afternoon that Carcillo suffered a serious knee injury as a result of the hit, and will be out for the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair his ACL.

Dr. Michael Terry, the team physician for the Blackhawks, released the following statement on Friday afternoon: “Daniel Carcillo will undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery on his left knee on Tuesday, Jan. 17. This decision was made today after much evaluation and consideration of various options. We anticipate a full return in six months.”

Carcillo signed a one-year, $775,000 contract with the Blackhawks over the summer after spending the previous two-and-a-half years as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. In 29 games this season he scored two goals to go with nine assists in 28 games. He was also suspended twice for a total of nine games thanks to the aforementioned seven-game banishment for his hit on Gilbert, and also a two-game suspension for a similar hit from behind on Carolina's Joni Pitkanen.

Previously at Eye On Hockey


Daniel Carcillo suspended 7 games
Carcillo suspended 2 games for hit on Pitkanen
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Comments

Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2012 11:08 pm
 

Carcillo out for season with torn ACL


@shizzel22 Playing well for the hawks?  This moron takes penalty after bad penalty.   I'm a huge Hawks fan and a huge Flyer fan, and I was excited when Philly dumped him, only to find out that he went to Chicago (my preference if you put a gun to my head). I don't wish injury on anyone, but Carcillo is a waste of space. Hopefully he'll get back in the game, it'll make it easier for Stan to try and unload this doof. 



Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 8:07 pm
 

Carcillo out for season with torn ACL

you are all asses for being happy someone hurt himself,wishing for it to be career ending.you are all pathetic losers.you scrub boston ,philly dopes probably can't even make rent.i hope carcillo gets better and comes back a smarter player.he was playing very well for hawks and got hurt hustling but used poor judgement.at least he collects his million dollar salary while you idiots wallow in your crappy lives.



Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 6:20 pm
 

Carcillo out for season with torn ACL

Hopefully for the NHL his career is over. The guy is a p.o.s.



Since: Apr 24, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:53 pm
 

Carcillo out for season with torn ACL

good, there's no place in hockey for a player like Carcillo. Hes just an embarassment, when you're a goon and the Flyers don't even want you.. you should hang em up.  



Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 4:53 pm
 

Carcillo out for season with torn ACL

well, now theres only 4 legitimate goons left



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2012 1:06 pm
 

Carcillo out for season with torn ACL

I was glad when I saw he moved out to the western conference. Now he is done for the year which is better! Now I would love to see Matt Cooke tear an ACL better yet suffer a career ending concussion! Cooke is a bigger ASS than Carcillo. Your mission NHL is to get Cooke next!



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:54 pm
 

Carcillo out for season with torn ACL

I can only hope it is career ending and something that causes him great pain for the rest of his life. All thsi guy ever wanted to do was hurt people.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:02 pm
 

Carcillo out for season with torn ACL

Couldn't happen to a better guy.  NHL sure is going to miss his class.



Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:48 pm
 

Carcillo out for season with torn ACL

I'm disappointed that Carcillo's injury wasn't career ending. I've hated this guy since he was a 16-17 year old punk playing for Sarnia. He has never respected the game and it is only a matter of time, if he continues to play, before he ends someone elses career. Wish he would just go away quietly.



Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:24 am
 

Carcillo out for season with torn ACL

Carcillo is a run of the mill third or fourth line ruffian. The philosphy of rostering a brawler has a long history in the NHL and many see it as essential. Besides a few thrills here and there, I'm far from convinced that players like Carcillo, Brashear and Grimson, etc. add much to the game. Although, I appreciate Carcillo's enthusiasm, unbridled as it may be, his lack of self control is intolerable. As hockeybob points out, Carcillo's antics come at a high cost. Stupid penalities lead to losses and in Carcillo's case, suspension after suspension which in turn destroys game cohesiveness. One can expect that Carcillo will land on his skates elsewhere next season; hopefully far from the central division.


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