Seattle Kraken right wing Jordan Eberle suffered a leg injury in practice on Wednesday when he was cut by a skate blade. Teammate Jaden Schwartz lost his balance when he stepped back onto a puck, causing his skate blade to cut Eberle near his quad muscle.
Kraken general manager Ron Francis described Eberle’s injury as a “deep cut” when speaking with the media, however, he had no further update on the injury. Francis mentioned, however, that it was his belief that the Kraken alternate captain had managed to avoid a serious injury but that the team still awaited to hear if there was any tendon damage.
“I think we dodged a bullet,” Francis stated,” “But he’s going to be pretty sore tomorrow.” In case Eberle is unavailable for a lengthy period, the Kraken decided to call up prospect forwards Shane Wright and Ryan Winterton.