Kolarik To Miss Six Months With Torn ACL

Kolarik's injury will be a blow to the CT Whale (Bleacher Report).

Andrew Gross has this afternoon reported that Chad Kolarik will have surgery next Tuesday to repair a torn ACL, missing at least six months for recovery.

The news will come as a blow to the CT Whale as they head in to the new season: Kolarik posted 31 points in 36 games last season having been acquired in the deal that sent Dane Byers to Columbus last November. He also registered an assist, his first point in the NHL, during his four games with the Rangers in 2010/11 and was undoubtedly hoping to continue his progress this year.

If there is a silver lining, and a thin one at that given Kolarik’s impact last season and importance to the team, it’s that other young players will need to step up in his absence and utilise increased ice-time with the Whale.

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