OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have provided the following update on the status of forward Tim Stuetzle after he sustained injury during practice on Monday with Addler Mannheim (DEL).
"In consultation with doctors in Germany and with our own medical staff, it has been determined that Tim requires a surgical procedure to stabilize a fracture," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "The procedure is scheduled to take place in Germany later this week and has an expected recovery time of six to eight weeks. Our medical staff will remain in regular contact with Tim and his doctors as he begins his recovery through to the point that he is medically cleared."
The Senators' first of three first-round selections (third overall) in last week's 2020 NHL Draft, Stuetzle, 18, appeared in 41 of Mannheim's 52 regular-season games in 2019-20, in what was his first season playing in Germany's top professional league, and registered 34 points (seven goals, 27 assists) to rank seventh among Eagles in scoring despite being the youngest full-time player in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
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