Mikheyev described the injury as an "almost complete" tear.
Matthews was injured in Toronto's victory against the New York Rangers.
Kuzmenko has signed a two-year contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks with an average annual value of US$5.5 million.
Norris returned to the lineup last Wednesday after missing 38 games with a shoulder injury.
Bruce Boudreau has been fired as coach of the Vancouver Canucks.
The club didn’t give a specific date for the operation and added it will provide an update on the recovery period following the procedure.
Players placed on IR must sit out a minimum of seven days, but this injury will almost certainly end Pacioretty's season.
Additionally, forward Jonathan Drouin is out until the All-Star break with an upper-body injury.
The 21-year-old is expected to be out of action for six months.
Boldy was set to become a restricted free agent this summer.
Wayne "Gino" Odjick played 12 seasons in the NHL for the Canucks, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens.
Pearson hasn't played since Vancouver's 5-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 9.
The Montreal Canadiens announced that forward Brendan Gallagher will be out at least six weeks with a lower-body injury.
Brodie missed 12 games earlier this season with an oblique injury.
The 38-year-old Pavelski currently is in his fourth season with Dallas and his 17th in the NHL
The 30-year-old Smith-Pelly played with four NHL teams over a 12-year professional hockey career.
The contract has an average annual value of US$4.6 million.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Dryden Hunt from the Colorado Avalanche for fellow forward Denis Malgin.
Skinner has appeared in 33 NHL games with a career goal-against average of 2.82 and a .912 save percentage.
The 27-year-old Moore has seven goals and 11 assists while appearing in all 32 games this season for Los Angeles.