Edmonton Oilers prospect Mitch Moroz left game one last night in the second period, appearing to have injured his left knee. After struggling to the bench, he was helped off to the locker room. Moroz tested the leg with a few laps following that period and did return to the game in the third.
Moroz said this morning that he should be ready to go tonight in game two.
“It was just a harmless looking play,” he said. “I just came down on my leg a little awkwardly but (the trainer) looked after me good and I was able to finish the game. I’m happy about that and I’ll be back in tonight.”
Oil Kings Head Coach Derek Laxdal also said he should be ready to go.
“He’s got a lower body injury and I think it’s something he can play through,” Laxdal said. “He’s getting treatment this morning and obviously, it wasn’t a dirty hit or anything like that. I think he just kind of fell wrong on the ice. It looks like he’ll be ready to go tonight.”
Moroz didn’t say whether or not there was still some discomfort but said it’s playoff time and time to push through.
“I should be alright here. It’s just playoff time and you’ve got to grind through some stuff.”