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HAMILTON TEARS ACL, OUT FOR SEASON
By Chris Wescott,
The Oklahoma City Barons open round two of the Calder Cup Playoffs on the road this Thursday night against the Texas Stars in Cedar Park, Texas. They’ll do so without two players as head coach Todd Nelson announced today that Curtis Hamilton is out for the season with a knee injury and will undergo surgery tomorrow.
“(Curtis) suffered a tear in his ACL,” said Nelson. “He’s lost for us for the season. We look for as quick andsafe recovery as possible. After the operation it’s going to be a lengthy rehab and we’re focused on getting him back for the start of next season.”
Coach Nelson also provided an update on the injury to defenseman Alex Plante who missed the rest of OKC’s round one series against Charlotte after taking a puck to the face in game two.
“It went well with Alex (Plante). I saw him today, in fact. He had a plate put in his jaw and there’s some discomfort right now.”
“It’s basically a situation where he’s just going to talk with the doctors moving forward and we hope that he gets back as fast as possible.“
Defensemen Kendall McFaull and Nathan Deck have both been cleared for game action.
Following medical clearance, Deck has been assigned to the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL, the Barons front office announced today.
Oklahoma City will play Texas at home for game three on Monday May 13, and game four on Wednesday May 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets available by calling 405-232-GOAL.
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