Hurricanes' Adams to have surgery on wrist
The 32-year-old Adams had played 162 consecutive games for the defending Stanley Cup champions dating to 2004, when he missed eight games with a knee injury.
Adams, an alternate captain for the Hurricanes, had his right wrist broken in June by a shot from Edmonton's Chris Pronger in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. The wrist was in a cast most of the summer and began bothering Adams this season.
He has two goals and two assists in 34 games this season and his playing time has diminished recently.
Hurricanes captain Rod Brind'Amour returned to the ice Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers after missing the previous four games with a lower body injury. He was among the NHL's scoring leaders before the injury, and the team was 1-3 in his absence.
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