The Everett Silvertips got some unwelcome news Tuesday when they learned they’ll be without goaltender Carter Hart for the foreseeable future due to mononucleosis.
Hart missed his scheduled preseason start with the Philadelphia Flyers and Everett’s first two regular-season games before returning last weekend. The fact Hart was able to play a game-and-a-half while suffered from the illness is a testament to his grit and determination. Now it will be up to Dorrin Luding.
The good news: Dorrin Luding was back at practice (see photo). The bad news: Carter Hart has mono and isn't making the Alberta trip: pic.twitter.com/GMhEDtGfk9
— Jesse Geleynse (@JesseGeleynse) October 3, 2017
Rookie forward Ethan Browne was back at practice after he missed the first four regular-season games with an upper body injury. He’s one of several Alberta natives playing in Everett who will get the chance to play in front of friends and family on the upcoming Central Division road trip.
Riley Sutter was named to the NHL Central Scouting’s “Players to Watch” list. The Everett Silvertips forward is in his draft year and has a “B” rating – meaning he’s currently projected as a second- or third-round pick. There are 27 WHL players on the preliminary list.
Sutter has good size at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds and the NHL pedigree. He’s also scored three goals in four games so far this season, so it’s possible he could rise higher in the rankings heading into the 2018 draft.
In other news:
– Here’s an article about Spokane forward Kailer Yamamoto making the Edmonton Oilers opening day roster.