Thursday, February 25, 2016
Hernia Surgery for Petry
It's now getting to be that time of the year, when those longer-term injuries start costing players the rest of the regular season. On Wednesday, the Montreal Canadiens had one of these announcements to be made, as defenseman Jeff Petry has been scheduled to go under the knife for sports hernia surgery and he will now be out of the lineup for the rest of the regular season, which works out to be 6+ weeks.
Petry had already been on the Injured Reserve for a week or more, but this confirms how long he'll actually be out for, which is fairly significant, I would say. I would imagine that the position that the Canadiens are in, without their number one goalie and other injury problems, it was probably best to shut him down and move on.
Petry will finish the year with 5 goals and 16 points in 51 games this year. At the time of this post, he was unofficially ranked 365th in pool scoring.
The hits keep coming for Stacey M.'s team, which showed so much promise at the beginning of the season, but injuries have been the scourge of her team and it now sits 20 points out of last place, increasing her chances of taking her team's number one goalie at the draft next year.
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