#BSens coach Richardson on Stone, Hoffman: Both out extended period of time. Not out for season. Both injuries worse than 1st thought #Sens
Coach Luke Richardson confirmed at practice on Tuesday that forwards Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone are not close to returning to practice and there is no timetable in place for either player.
The Ottawa Citizen reported last week that Hoffman suffered a broken collarbone and Stone broke a finger during the team’s 3-2 victory over Hershey before the All-Star break. Richardson would only call them “upper-body” injuries.
“They are going to be out extended periods of time,” Richardson said. “Hopefully we can get them back on the ice soon so they can start skating, but I got no indication from trainers or doctors on when that will be. Unfortunately they are a little more serious than we thought they were before the break. They will have to spend a little bit of time healing.”
“It’s no rush because we do have bodies here. Ottawa has utlized us this year and that’s good because that’s why we are here. Unfortunately for Mike and Mark it came at a rough time because they had a chance to get called up too. They’re real good players and have been real good for us all year long.”