In mid-December, the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League lost their goalie Tucker Tynan after he was bleeding profusely following a collision in his own net.
Tynan went down and fans noticed something was tragically wrong after the collision. A skate cut his leg and Tynan needed immediate help.
After being down for some time, Tynan was eventually stretchered off the ice and rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.
While he was eventually released and sent home to recover from the injury, the IceDogs revealed on Thursday that Tynan was back in the hospital to undergo a second surgery.
This procedure took place to ensure his muscle is re-attaching properly. Doctors expect he will make a full recovery.
The IceDogs have also provided an update on the goalie, stating he will be back in Niagara within the next 6-8 weeks to begin his rehabilitation.
It was a busy day for the IceDogs, who traded Akil Thomas to the Peterborough Petes.
In exchange for Thomas, the IceDogs have acquired 17-year-old forward Cameron Butler and four draft picks – two second-round picks (2020, 2022), one third-round pick (2022) and a fourth-round pick (2024).
The trade was Niagara’s second of the day – the IceDogs also dealt forward Phil Tomasino to Oshawa – and brings the team’s total haul to Butler, defenseman David Guicciardi and 13 draft picks in exchange for Tomasino and Thomas.
At least, it’s good news for Tynan.