Forward Mitchell Marner of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, the leading scorer in the OHL, is expected to miss up to two weeks because of an upper-body injury, the London Free Press reported Wednesday.
Marner, No. 7 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of North American skaters for the 2015 NHL Draft, was hurt Sunday during a game against the Oshawa Generals.
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound center has 93 points in 45 games, more than any other player in the Canadian Hockey League. His 35 goals are tied for the lead in the OHL.
Oshawa defenseman William Petschenig, who hit Marner, was given an eight-game suspension by the OHL.
"It's a most concerning hit," league vice-president Ted Baker said, according to the London Free Press. "It was in the danger zone [near the boards] and it was unsuspected [by Marner]. Unfortunately there was an injury on the play and players must be responsible for their actions."