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Rotoworld Nov 2, 2014

Matt Carkner had back surgery last week - Matt Carkner (D) New York Islanders

Matt Carkner is likely gone for the season after undergoing back surgery last week.
Lighthouse Hockey Nov 1, 2014

Matt Carkner Injury: Back surgery could end defenseman's season before it began

The dreaded herniated disc. We may have seen the last of Matt Carkner in a New York Islanders jersey, before he even got in his first game of 2014-15. Newsday's Arthur Staple reported that the defenseman, who hasn't played since the first preseason game and has been on IR since the opening rosters were set, had surgery -- the last resort for dealing with back injuries: Defenseman Matt Carkner, on injured reserve since the season began, had surgery last week to repair a herniated disc in his back and likely is done for the season. Carkner is in the final year of a three-year, ...

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