The Worst Is Confirmed For This Player After Altercation With Kraken Player

Published October 6, 2023 at 12:06

Last week, the Calgary Flames shared unfortunate news about forward Jakob Pelletier's left shoulder injury, which he sustained during an exhibition game against the Seattle Kraken. An update on Pelletier's condition was provided on Wednesday following his recent surgery. While the team didn't specify a precise timetable for his return, they mentioned it will likely be "a few months."

This news hit hard, confirming fans' fears after the young forward took a tough hit from Kraken's Marian Studenic, causing him to awkwardly collide with the boards. Studenic received a boarding major and a game misconduct for the hit, while Pelletier remained on the ice in pain before heading to the Flames' dressing room with a trainer.

There was a lot of optimism surrounding Pelletier's prospects for the 2023-24 season, especially with the arrival of new head coach Ryan Huska, who succeeded the controversial Darryl Sutter. Pelletier, who had his share of disagreements with Sutter, was believed to be highly motivated for the upcoming campaign.

Selected by the Flames in the first round, 26th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft, Pelletier made his NHL debut last year, contributing with three goals and four assists in 24 games. Now, fans will have to show patience as he undergoes recovery and works towards returning to the ice.

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The Worst Is Confirmed For This Player After Altercation With Kraken Player

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