Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen told reporters on Wednesday that he incurred an MCL tear prior to the start of the playoffs.

Andersen, 32, incurred the injury during the Hurricanes' 7-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on April 16.

The 6-foot-4 netminder also told reporters that he was very close to returning if the team advanced to the Eastern Conference Final.

Andersen had a 35-14-3 record with a .922 save percentage and 2.17 goals-against average this season.