The 32-year-old Adams had played 162 consecutive games for the
defending Stanley Cup champions dating to 2004, when he missed
eight games with a knee injury.
Adams, an alternate captain for the Hurricanes, had his right
wrist broken in June by a shot from Edmonton's Chris Pronger in
Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. The wrist was in a cast most of
the summer and began bothering Adams this season.
He has two goals and two assists in 34 games this season and his
playing time has diminished recently.
Hurricanes captain Rod Brind'Amour returned to the ice Tuesday
night against the Philadelphia Flyers after missing the previous
four games with a lower body injury. He was among the NHL's scoring
leaders before the injury, and the team was 1-3 in his absence.