The 25-year-old underwent surgery on his fourth and fifth fingers on his right hand Thursday after slicing them while making food. The team ruled Rask out indefinitely, but head coach Rod Brind'Amour says "it's going to be months."
"It's not going to be quick," he added, according to Hurricanes.com's Michael Smith.
Brind'Amour noted that Rask cut tendons in the fingers, according to Chip Alexander of The News Observer.
Rask is coming off a down 2017-18 season that saw him post a career-low 31 points in 71 games.