Yakupov sidelined

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Martin Frk has yet to play this season due to a concussion. Alex Galchenyuk went down with a knee injury and is a long shot to play again this season. Ryan Murray suffered a high ankle sprain and has missed over a month with a high ankle sprain. Morgan Rielly may have skated in his last game this year.

Now, the injury bug that has ravaged the 2012 NHL Entry Draft crop has hit No. 1.

Sarnia Sting standout Nail Yakupov, the top-ranked prospect for the 2012 draft, is out after being on the receiving end of hit from Saginaw Spirit left winger Garret Ross.

Yakupov, who is third in OHL scoring with 16 goals and 43 points, has yet to be officially diagnosed.

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