Halifax Mooseheads General Manager Cam Russell announced this morning
that the team will be without several veterans for the next few weeks
due to injuries.
Forward Andrew Ryan will miss the next 3-4 weeks after undergoing
emergency surgery last night to clean out an infection in his ankle.
Twenty year old defenceman Brendan Duke is also out of the lineup this
weekend with a whiplash injury and concussion symptoms suffered in
Sunday’s 4-1 win in Charlottetown. Defenceman Matt Murphy, who suffered a
dislocated shoulder in Friday’s loss to Quebec, is not expected to
return to the lineup until after the Christmas break.
The Mooseheads are already missing regulars Jonathan Drouin (World
Juniors), Zach Fucale (World Juniors), Nikolaj Ehlers (World Juniors B
Division), and Ryan Falkenham (Out for the season after hip surgery).
The Club has called up goaltender Jacob Dempsey and defenceman
Brandon Worthen. Both will be in the lineup this weekend in Baie-Comeau
tonight and in Chicoutimi tomorrow night.
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