Former NHL defenseman Joni Pitkanen told the Finnish newpaper Ilta-Sanomat that he is looking to resume his hockey-playing career.Just over 2 1/2 years removed from injuring his ankle while chasing down a loose puck, Pitkanen told the newspaper that his rehab has progressed to the point where he feels he can take a shot at playing with his former club, Karpat Oulu of SM-League."At...
Over a year since breaking his heel, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen's career still remains in doubt.#160565510 / gettyimages.comPitkanen has not played since sustaining his injury on April 2nd, 2013 while racing Troy Brouwer of the Washington Capitals to touch up icing, has been working with Raleigh Orthopedic in hopes of recovering his heel enough to continue...
In many ways this season, the Hurricanes have never recovered from the loss of top defenseman Joni Pitkanen, whose ankle injury was deemed season-ending back in September. Defenseman Andrej Sekera, acquired at the NHL Draft last June, has been one of Carolina's best players; and 21-year-old Justin Faulk has a bright present and excellent future as a top blueliner. But there's a big...
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