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Stanley Cup Final

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."


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If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

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