Mammoth Lose Murray for Season, Reactivate Gill
from press release
DENVER - The Colorado Mammoth announced today that fan-favorite
defenseman Bruce Murray will miss the remainder of the 2009 season
with a knee injury. The injury happened just a few seconds
into the first quarter of last Saturday's game in San Jose. Initial
tests in San Jose proved inaccurate when an MRI in Denver revealed
more serious damage to the All-Star's knee. Murray will
undergo surgery next Monday, by team Dr. Philip Stull, to repair
the torn patellar tendon.
"I'm devastated," said Mammoth General Manager, Steve Govett. "To lose Bruce is an incredibly tough thing for all of us to get through right now. We wish him the absolute best through this surgery and rehabilitation process. We all hope for a speedy recovery."
Injuries have been far too common up and down the Colorado roster this season. Murray's knee is the fifth major injury that has cost Mammoth starters significant playing time this year. "We've lost some of our best offensive (Dan Carey), defensive (Murray), transition players (Jim Moss and Nenad Gajic), as well as our starting goaltender (Gee Nash) for either several weeks or the entire season," continued Govett. "It's a tribute to the job our coaches are doing just to have us in the position we're in right now."
Filling Murray's roster spot will be defenseman Chris Gill (#23). He will be re-activated following an earlier roster move this season. The 6'2" 225lb. Virginia native will join the team for this weekend's games.
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