OK, a self-inflicted ACL injury, suffered in a successful attempt to injure Tom Gilbert of the Edmonton Oilers back on Jan. 2:
"Daniel Carcillo will undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery 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, 26, has recorded 11 points (2G, 9A), 82 penalty minutes and a +10 plus/minus rating in 28 regular-season tilts this year, his first season with the Blackhawks. Over parts of five National Hockey League seasons with Phoenix (2006-09), Philadelphia (2009-11) and Chicago, the King City, Ontario, native has registered 84 points (38G, 46A) and 1,068 penalty minutes in 310 regular-season tilts, and 11 points (5G, 6A) and a +6 rating in 33 Stanley Cup Playoffs contests.
The existence of karma and just desserts having been confirmed, the big mystery is now whether Carcillo has played his last game as a Blackhawk. He was on a 1-year contract, making $775,000.
Well, at the very least he'll have more time for his rock radio show. But we won't see him in the playoffs against Vancouver. And that makes us sad.
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