On Saturday, the Dallas Stars placed high-scoring forward Tyler Seguin on the Injured Reserve with a Grade 2 MCL Sprain after he was clipped by Florida Panthers defenseman Dimitri Kulikov on Friday night.
Seguin is now expected to be out a minimum of three weeks and could be out of the lineup for upwards of six weeks. This won't necessarily end his regular season, but given that the Dallas Stars are on the outside looking in on the playoffs right now, having lost their best player will now put them in a greater hole to try and climb out of.
The 23-year old centre has been dynamite this season for the Stars, scoring 29 goals and 30 assists in 56 games with the club and he went into Sunday's scheduled action in 11th in pool scoring overall.
There were some pretty high expectations for Seguin this season, as he was taken with the 6th overall pick by Ryan in the draft, but much like the Stars, the talented forward couldn't save Ryan's season either, despite his great play. Ryan's season peaked in Week Three, where he finished the week in 17th, but since then, he has been just shy of finishing most weeks on the bottom, ranking 21st or 22nd.
This injury could be the cherry on top of a pretty poor year for Ryan.
An updated list of injuries can be found here.