Monday, September 13, 2010

Penguins Prospect Defenseman Grant Released from Hospital

This past weekend the Penguins Prospect Camp got underway and included a tournament in London, Ontario against prospects from both the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs.

During the first game against the Senators prospects on Saturday afternoon, defenseman Alex Grant was hit from behind by David Dziurzynski in the second period. The Penguins training staff and medics tended to Grant on the ice prior to his being transported off the ice on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital for observation. Dziurzynski received a five-minute major for the hit while Simon Despres stepped in to replace Grant.

An update on the Penguins webpage reports that Grant was released from the hospital in the early afternoon yesterday; he sustained a broken wrist and whiplash.  He will be re-evaluated by Penguins medical staff when the team returns later this week.

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