deHaan Gone for the Year

What a tough break for the young defenseman.  Last year Calvin deHaan made the AHL All-Star team in his rookie season.  He injured his right shoulder last year, and in the game on Saturday night, he dislocated his left shoulder and is expected to be out for the entire season, according to Mike Fornabaio in the Connecticut Post.

If you look around the seven second mark of the video, he slides and blocks a Scranton Wilkes Barre Penguins shot, then gets back into the play and when the whistle seemed to stop, he is bent down protecting himself.

This is a major hit to this team, as the first round draft pick was going to be dependend upon for major minutes in all three zones, and could have made this season a springboard for his move to the NHL either if the season would have returned this year, or next season.  Jon Landry and Marc Cantin will be asked to provide more of a role in this team in the upcoming weeks.

The Sound Tigers will play three games in Massachusetts this week with a game in Springfield Falcons on Saturday sandwiched in games against the Worcester Sharks.  The Tigers return home on Saturday November 3rd against the Hershey Bears, and on Sunday the 4th against Scranton.

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