Thursday, May 25, 2017

Off-Season Injury Notes (May 25)

Big news out of Anaheim, as the Ducks have announced that defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen have undergone major shoulder surgery and they are going to be out for quite a while.  The official tweet/report says that team management has said that Lindholm would be out of commission for 4-to-5 months and that they expect that Vatanen will be out even longer.

4-to-5 months now puts Lindholm out of action until either the end of training camp or the end of the first month to the season and if Vatanen is longer, that means there are going to be a couple of decent defensemen on the shelf at the start of the year and that could sway some decisions at the hockey pool draft.

We'll definitely be keeping an eye on this, as we get closer to draft day.

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