Sheldon Souray suffered a torn ligament in his right wrist while working out (off the ice) on July 17. He had surgery to repair the damage at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles on July 25 (Dr. Steven Shin). He is expected to be out four-to-six months (from the time of surgery).
That puts Souray’s return around December or January, taking away a physical presence and power-play point man for most of the season’s first half.
Fistric plays the left side, which is where Souray plays. We’re guessing Luca Sbisa might get a bit more ice time in Souray’s absence, but it’ll be interesting to see where Bruce Boudreau turns for his top-pairing partner with Francois Beauchamin.
Maybe a few months off keeps Souray fresh for later in the season. Then again, they saw him become a pylon by the end of last year’s 48-game season, becoming a defensive liability and a healthy scratch in the postseason.
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