Dan Carcillo probably regrets that hit on Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Gilbert. Not only did the Chicago Blackhawks forward see a seven-game suspension for the nasty hit, but he also screwed up his knee in the process. As a result, he'll be out for the remainder of the season. The statement via the team:
"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."
Six months will put Carcillo back on the ice in mid-July, well into the offseason. He should be ready for next season, but man, this is a cruel irony to suffer for a very nasty, suspendable hit. It was his second awful boarding infraction of the season, and he's definitely paying the price.
Meanwhile, Gilbert is paying the price as well. He's yet to play since taking the hit from Carcillo on January 2.