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Krebs has surgery to repair partially torn Achilles tendon

Center is No. 10 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for 2019 Draft

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Peyton Krebs, a top prospect for the 2019 NHL Draft, had surgery to repair a partial tear to his Achilles tendon Friday.

Krebs (5-foot-11, 183 pounds), who is No. 10 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters, sustained the injury during an on-ice training session according to his agent, Kevin Korol. A recovery timeframe should be established in the next 1-2 weeks.

In NHL.com's most recent mock draft, one expert had Krebs being selected by the Philadelphia Flyers with the No. 11 pick in 2019 draft, and two others had him going to the Minnesota Wild at No. 12.

Krebs, a left-shot center, had 68 points (19 goals, 49 assists) in 64 games with Kootenay in the Western Hockey League this season. He also led Canada with six goals and tied for the lead with 10 points as captain at the 2019 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.

"He's a very good player," John Williams of NHL Central Scouting said. "In Kootenay, they had a tough year this year, not a lot of support for him. He was captain of that team, faced everybody's best players every night."

The 2019 draft will be held at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The first round is June 21 (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). Rounds 2-7 are June 22 (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN).

 

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