The Sudbury Wolves received some good news this week as a few of their injured players may be able to suit-up for the Wolves’ 3-game road trip which begins tonight in Saginaw, Michigan.
FRANK CORRADO, 18, is expected to return to the Wolves’ line-up after receiving clearance from Wolves’ doctors to return to body contact after suffering a facial injury in Brampton two weeks ago. The Vancouver Canucks prospect is expected to play with a full visor in order to protect his injury however the Wolves will benefit from his puck-moving skills and mobility.
MICHAEL MACDONALD, 20, is also expected to return to the Wolves’ line-up this weekend, however, his return to the line-up will be based on any lingering concussion symptoms from a hit that he received in early January against the Niagara IceDogs. The Thunder Bay native is closing-out his OHL career in 2012 and hopes to return to form in time to lead his team into the post-season.
MATHEW CAMPAGNA, 17, has also been updated to a day-to-day injury situation. The highly-skilled forward has made the road trip with his Wolves’ teammates for the first time in almost two months. The Mississauga native has 25 points in 33 games this season and suffered the injury in Peterborough back on January 1st. His return-to-play decision will be made on a game-day basis.
ANDREY KUCHIN, 20, is also recovering from his injury that he suffered three weeks ago in Brampton. The Russian forward is hoping to suit-up for the Wolves during the 3-game road trip this weekend. The Wolves will certainly benefit from the skilled forward’s speed and chemistry with Michael Sgarbossa – the Wolves’ leading scorer. The ‘Kuch’ has become a “fan-favourite” among the Wolves’ faithful.
The Wolves still have three players out of the line-up with long-term injuries. ALEX RACINO, BRODY SILK and JEFF CORBETT are not on the road trip with the team and remain on the sidelines indefinitely with their respective injuries.
The Wolves have called-up forward JASON LACROIX, 18, from the SUDBURY CUBS JR. A affiliate team for the 3-game road trip. The big power forward will provide added depth as the Hearst, Ontario native is having a solid season with the Cubs with 20 goals and 38 points in 39 games.