RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -Carolina right wing Justin Williams will miss at least four months after tearing a knee ligament, general manager Jim Rutherford said Friday.
Williams, an All-Star last season who is fifth on the team with 30 points, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the first period of Thursday's 5-4 loss at Florida.
The team will schedule surgery next week, and Williams is expected to miss 4-6 months.
Before the injury, Williams had played in 205 consecutive regular-season games dating to March 27, 2004, the fourth-longest streak in franchise history.
Williams, 26, has nine goals and 21 assists this season.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Kings vs. Golden Knights Pick Will the Los Angeles Kings be able to start a winning streak when they hit the road to face the Vegas Golden Knights...
Thumbnail Blackhawks vs. Penguins Pick Two of hockey’s most stories franchises meet up tonight when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Chicago Blackhawks at 7PM ET.
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Blue Jackets Pick Will the Columbus Blue Jackets take care of business at home when they host the New York Rangers tonight at 7PM...
Thumbnail Blues vs. Oilers Pick Will the St. Louis Blues upset the host Edmonton Oilers as a small underdog tonight at...
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Blackhawks Pick Will the Chicago Blackhawks get back to being a winning team when they welcome the New York Rangers to town...

NHL Team Pages