Thursday, August 17, 2017

Off-Season Injury Notes (Aug 17)

The New Jersey Devils announced that forward Travis Zajac will miss the next 4-to-6 months after undergoing surgery for a torn pectoral muscle.  The timeline suggests that the winger could return between December and February, missing nearly half the season or more.

This means his overall projections are going to drop and they have been dropped down from the 45-point range to the 15-point range, well out of worthiness range and to be good enough for the draft.  This will also mean more ice-time for someone else, possibly giving more opportunity to a top prospect like John Quenneville or Michael McLeod.  How the Devils decide to fill that void will certainly have an effect on the overall projections, come draft day.

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