Joni Pitkanen should be placed on the long-term injured reserve list on Tuesday.
The Carolina Hurricanes were caught off guard by the severity of Joni Pitkanen's injury.
The Carolina Hurricanes will be without Joni Pitkanen (heel) for the entire 2013-14 campaign.
Joni Pitkanen had a CT scan on his on his heel Thursday, but the Hurricanes won't have a prognosis until Monday.
Joni Pitkanen may not be ready for the start of the regular season, according to Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford.
Joni Pitkanen (heel surgery) is progressing well in his rehab and is optimistic about his recovery.
Joni Pitkanen's procedure on his broken heel bone was apparently successful, according to Carolina GM Jim Rutherford.
Joni Pitkanen underwent surgery on Tuesday for his broken heel bone.
Joni Pitkanen is slated to miss 10 to 12 weeks with a broken left heel bone.
According to Darren Dreger, Joni Pitkanen, who left Tuesday's game versus the Capitals, will be out three months after sustaining an ankle injury.
Joni Pitkanen exited Tuesday's match versus Washington on a stretcher after getting injured on a delayed icing call.
Joni Pitkanen returned to action in Saturday's loss to the Lightning.
Joni Pitkanen (lower body) missed his 13th game of the year Thursday.
Joni Pitkanen (lower body) took to the ice before Carolina's morning skate Saturday.