Freak injury strikes McCabe

Aaron Vickers2013 Draft Center0 Comments

It’s not the type of hockey injury one would think of when sidelined five-to-eight weeks, but it will still put 2012 NHL Entry Draft eligible Jake McCabe on the shelf.

Taking his glove off to reach for a water bottle, a teammate’s skate blade clip the back of McCabe’s hand, slicing a tendon.

The six-foot, 195-pound defenseman has had surgery that could keep him out of the lineup for the next two months. He is expected to miss at least the next 10 games.

This draft class has been no stranger to injury. Sarnia Sting standout Alex Galchenyuk could miss the entire year after suffering a torn ACL. Everett Silvertips defenseman Ryan Murray is out up to six weeks with an ankle sprain, while Martin Frk of the Halifax Mooseheads has battled concussion issues in this young season and

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