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Hershey's Joey Tenute Out For Remainder of 2007 Calder Cup Playoffs Due To Injury

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Centerman Suffers Broken Rib, Punctured Lung in Friday's Game 2 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

HERSHEY, Pa. – May 7, 2007 – The 2006 Calder Cup Champion HERSHEY BEARS announced today that center Joey Tenute will miss the remainder of the 2007 Calder Cup Playoffs due to injuries sustained Friday during Game 2 of the East Division Finals against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The announcement was made Monday by BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst.

Tenute, who was leading HERSHEY in goals this playoff year at the time of injury, was injured during the second period Friday night.  The hit by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Jean-Francois Jacques broke one of Tenute’s ribs and punctured his lung.  Although originally not whistled for a penalty on the play, the American Hockey League later assessed a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct for the infraction after HERSHEY filed for supplemental discipline. 
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