Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Rickard Rakell undergoes surgery, out at least two weeks

Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Rickard Rakell #67 of the Anaheim Ducks skates during a game against the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center on November 30, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Rickard Rakell’s participation in the World Cup of Hockey was cut short after he was hospitalized; now it comes down to finding out if he’ll be ready once the Anaheim Ducks’ season begins.

The Ducks provided an update on his condition today: he underwent surgery to remove scar tissue from an appendectomy. He’ll need to miss two weeks before he can resume training.

Such a timetable doesn’t guarantee that the promising young forward will miss the start of the regular season. Anaheim begins its 2016-17 campaign with a five-game road trip that kicks off in Dallas against the Stars on Oct. 13.

That’s a decent amount of time for Rakell to recover, yet there’s always the possibility that he’ll face setbacks.

If it helps anyone deal with the less-than-ideal news, at least it’s tough to pin this too much on the World Cup of Hockey.