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by Paul on 04/08/13 at 10:32 AM ET
from the PostStar,
The Sound Tigers won 4-1 behind two goals from David Ullstrom, but the Phantoms also lost left wing Eric Wellwood to a severe lower leg injury in the second period.
Wellwood fell into the boards on a penalty kill and caught the back of his right leg with his own skate, cutting tendons. He skated to the bench, then off the ice with the trainer while the puck was still in play, leaving a trail of blood. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for surgery.
“They’ll obviously close up the wound with the vascular injury and he’ll have surgery again (Monday) morning if there’s any need to have surgery pertaining to the tendons,” head coach Terry Murray said in a phone interview. “I don’t think anyone really saw it. It was away from the play. In conversation, everyone figures it was an accident that happened to himself. The play was already in the offensive zone and this happened in the neutral zone, so we’re not sure exactly what took place.”
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