Seattle Kraken goalie Chris Driedger tears ACL, out 7-9 months

Jun 7, 2022, 5:03 PM | Updated: Jul 18, 2022, 3:31 pm

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Seattle Kraken goalie Chris Driedger looks on during a game against the Vancouver Canucks in 2021. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken will be without goalie Chris Driedger for most of next season after he underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, the team said Tuesday.

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Driedger was injured while playing for Canada against Finland in the title game of the world championships. He had surgery on Monday.

Driedger had a rocky first season with the Kraken due to injuries and inconsistency. He played in 27 games and had a 2.96 goals against average and an .899 save percentage, both the worst marks of his career. Driedger signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal with the Kraken last offseason.

With Driedger expected to miss at least seven months, the Kraken currently have only two healthy goalies on their roster: Philipp Grubauer and Joey Daccord.

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