Monday, November 21, 2011

Report: Galiev Has Wrist Surgery

Journal de Quebec is reporting that Stanislav Galiev will be out until mid-January.

The newspaper reports that Galiev had surgery on his broken wrist in Washington recently. The Russian winger tweeted last weekend that he was heading to DC but has since deleted it.

Galiev has not played with the Sea Dogs since October 1 because of the injury that he originally suffered at Washington Capitals training camp. In five games with Saint John, he recorded three goals and three assists.

It’s bad news for Galiev as this means he won’t have an opportunity to play for Russia at the World Junior Hockey Championships this winter.

The Caps prospect is one of several forwards missing from the Sea Dogs lineup these days. Captain Jonathan Huberdeau has still recovering from a broken foot, Aidan Kelly missed Sunday’s game with an upper-body injury, and Tomas Jurco left Sunday’s game with what Journal de Quebec reports as an hip flexor injury.

Forwards McKenzie Brown and Steven Anderson have both been recalled to help fill the void. The Sea Dogs are in Quebec City to face the Remparts on Tuesday at 8pm.

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