During last night’s game at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Edmonton, Wildcats forward Jakob Pelletier suffered a fractured wrist after going into the boards hard during Canada’s game vs. Sweden.
“It’s an unfortunate circumstance, but these things happen in hockey,” said Director of Hockey Operations, Ritchie Thibeau. “After speaking with Hockey Canada it looks as though surgery is not required which is positive news. Jakob will stay with team Canada for the remainder of the tournament as he is playing an important role on the team and provides positive energy for the team off the ice as they move forward onto the semi’s.”
The expected healing time is 4-6 weeks. Our doctors, as well as Hockey Canada’s group will work with Jakob to ensure that he has a smooth recovery, and we are very hopeful he will be back in the lineup for home opener on Friday Sept 28th vs. the Saint John Sea Dogs.