FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, November 18, 2016
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that center Brad Richardson underwent successful surgery at a Vancouver hospital this afternoon to repair fractured tibia and fibula bones in his right leg. Richardson is resting comfortably and will be out of the lineup indefinitely. Richardson injured his leg during the second period of last night's game versus the Vancouver Canucks.
"After consultation with our athletic trainers, medical staff and doctors in Vancouver, it was determined that Brad would require surgery to repair his fractured tibia and fibula bones in his leg," said Coyotes General Manager John Chayka. "Brad's surgery went very well today and we are confident that he will make a full recovery. He will be out of the lineup indefinitely."
In 16 games with the Coyotes this season, Richardson has registered 5-4-9 and 15 penalty minutes. The 31-year-old native of Belleville, Ontario was signed by the Coyotes as a free agent on July 1, 2015.