Thread: Speculation: Who should we draft?
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04-30-2013, 08:07 AM
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I don't know the details of the shoulder injury, but the latest I've read is that the surgery was done a few weeks ago, it was successful and he's expected to make a full recovery. The doctors couldn't tell how long it will take exactly. The worst case would be 6 months, but Barkov thinks it won't take that long.

He was operated very soon after sustaining the injury and there's absolutely no way they're taking any risks with this kid. Prospects like him don't come around very often here. He's very valuable to Tappara and they're going to be in a lot of trouble if he leaves for the NHL after the summer and they need to find someone to replace him. I don't know if it makes you guys feel any better, but he's getting the best possible treatment and we do have some excellent orthopedic surgeons here.

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