The 2012 NHL Entry Draft injury bug doesn’t discriminate – it’ll bite goaltenders, too.
Belleville Bulls goaltender Malcolm Subban continues to be bothered by a groin suffered in practice in late December. The Rexdale, ON. native hasn’t suited up for the Bulls since but is nearing a return to the Belleville lineup. Subban, who has 13-6-0 record with a 1.93 goals against average and .938 save percentage this season, has resumed skating and was originally projected to return to Ontario Hockey League action this weekend.
Unfortuantely for Subban though, the nagging injury has forced Subban out of the 2012 Home Hardware Top Prospects Game in Kelowna next week.
Instead, Calgary Hitmen goaltender Chris Driedger has been named as his replacement. Driedger is 13-7-3 for the Hitmen this season with a 2.86 goals against average and .894 save percentage.