Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.
The Oilers said on Twitter that Sekera was injured during an off-season training session.
Sekera played just 36 games last season after suffering a serious knee injury in the 2016-17 playoffs.
The 32-year-old Slovak was a key puck-mover or Edmonton in the two seasons before his injury, putting up 30 points in 2015-16 and 35 in 2016-17.
The Canadian Press