We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
SHARE

Top pick Hishon leaves Avs' scrimmage with injury

Sunday, 09.19.2010 / 6:41 PM / News

By Rick Sadowski  -  NHL.com Correspondent

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Joey Hishon, the Colorado Avalanche's first-round pick (No. 17) in the 2010 Entry Draft, sustained a hand injury of an undetermined nature during a scrimmage Sunday and didn't return.

"Our guys wanted to get him off," Avalanche coach Joe Sacco said. "He'll be re-evaluated again later this afternoon or tomorrow morning. I'll know more tomorrow morning, but I think it was more precautionary than anything."

Hishon, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound center, had 16 goals and 24 assists in 36 games last season for the Owen Sound Attack in the Ontario Hockey League.

Defenseman Kyle Cumiskey suffered what Sacco called a "slight groin strain" and also left the ice at the South Suburban Family Sports Center.

"We wanted to keep him off," Sacco said. "We want to make sure he's ready before he gets back on. We don't want it to be something that lingers on with him."


Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres