Emergency Surgery on Top NHL Prospect After Jaw-Dropping Injury

Published October 25, 2023 at 1:47 PM

NHL Prospect Jeremie Poirier Sidelined by serious Injury

Calgary Flames prospect Jeremie Poirier, a defenseman with the AHL's Wranglers, faces an indefinite absence after sustaining a serious arm laceration during a game in Abbotsford. The injury necessitates surgical intervention, putting Poirier's return on hold.

Poirier, the Flames' third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft (72nd overall), had been making a significant impact in the AHL, ranking second among defensemen in points.

Wranglers Injury Update:

Jeremie Poirier suffered a skate laceration of his arm in the game in Abbotsford on October 21st.

Poirier will require surgery to repair the laceration. He will be out of the Wranglers' lineup indefinitely.

His absence compounds the Flames' injury-related woes, with several players on the NHL roster already unavailable due to various injuries. Oliver Kylington (undisclosed/personal), Jakob Pelletier (shoulder), and Kevin Rooney (shoulder) are among those sidelined.

In the AHL affiliate club, the Wranglers also face challenges, as Axel Hurtig and Samuel Honzek remain on the path to recovery from their injuries.
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Emergency Surgery on Top NHL Prospect After Jaw-Dropping Injury

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