ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Defenseman Jordan Hendry is out for the remainder of the season after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament Sunday against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Hendry, 27, suffered the injury when he was checked into the boards by the Coyotes' Shane Doan early in the third period. His left skate appeared to get lodged against the boards.
"Jordan injured his left knee [Sunday] night during a collision into the boards and has sustained an ACL tear," team physician Michael Terry said. "He will undergo reconstructive surgery shortly and we anticipate a full recovery in approximately six months."
It's a tough break for Hendry, who had played well recently as the Hawks' sixth defensemen. He signed a one-year, $600,000 deal in the summer and will be an unrestricted free agent at year's end.
The Hawks acquired defenseman Chris Campoli from the Ottawa Senators Monday before the trade deadline.