According to the Telegraph-Journal (paywall), Saint John Sea Dogs captain Jonathan Huberdeau is expected to play tomorrow night against the Gatineau Olympiques.
Huberdeau left Wednesday’s 4-2 win over the Moncton Wildcats midway through the third period not long after taking a high hit from Patrick Downe.
Via HockeyFights.com, here’s the only video of the hit that can be found on the interweb.
Downe received a roughing minor for the hit. According to the league website, Downe has been suspended one-game for an "illegal hit to the head."
Huberdeau leads the team in scoring with three goals and two assists in three games. The Sea Dogs will be in tough this weekend with Stephen MacAulay and Kevin Gagne away at Hamilton Bulldogs camp, so the team will be looking for Huberdeau to provide a significant spark to the offense.
The Sea Dogs captain is getting plenty of attention from the Florida Panthers even with the NHL locked out. Highlights from Wednesday’s game were posted on the team’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
Saint John plays two games this weekend. They host the Olympiques tomorrow night at Harbour Station and then travel to Moncton for a rematch with the Wildcats on Sunday.