Rebels’ roster changes ahead of playoffs

Brent Sutter was still waiting Monday afternoon for an update regarding an ankle injury suffered by Red Deer Rebels second-year forward Adam Musil Saturday night at the Centrium. Musil, who had to be helped off the ice and didn’t return for the remainder of the 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings, underwent an MRI Monday, but the extent of the injury was still not know to Sutter.

Brent Sutter was still waiting Monday afternoon for an update regarding an ankle injury suffered by Red Deer Rebels second-year forward Adam Musil Saturday night at the Centrium.

Musil, who had to be helped off the ice and didn’t return for the remainder of the 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings, underwent an MRI Monday, but the extent of the injury was still not know to Sutter.

“We’re hoping to hear something tonight, but if the doctors have to get together and talk about the next course of action, we won’t hear anything until tomorrow morning,” said the Rebels GM/head coach.

Musil is listed as day to day until further notice. If the injury is serious his status will be updated to week to week or indefinite.

Meanwhile, forward Austin Adamson participated in his first practice session Monday since being scratched two weeks ago due to a lower body injury.

“We’ll see where he’s at the rest of the week,” said Sutter, whose club will face the host Medicine Hat Tigers in the first two games of a best-of-seven Western Hockey League Eastern Conference quarter-final series Saturday and Sunday.

“The key is getting him ready if we need him.”

Defenceman Ryan Pouliot will return to Red Deer today after visiting the city and working out with the club last week. Pouliot, 16, played with the Vancouver Northwest Giants of the B.C. Major Midget League this season, scoring five goals, collecting 13 points and racking up 66 minutes in penalties in 32 games.

The native of North Vancouver also appeared in seven games with the Power River Kings of the BCHL this winter. He was held pointless while picking up eight minutes in penalties.

“He was here last week while he was on spring break. He went back home to get his clothes and he’ll be back here tomorrow,” said Sutter, who will likely sign the six-foot, 170-pound rearguard to a standard WHL education contract in short order.

The Rebels also brought in defenceman Cale Chalifoux to practise and work out with the team Monday, today and Wednesday. The 16-year-old was selected by Red Deer in the sixth round of the 2013 WHL bantam draft and this season played with the midget AAA Edmonton Knights of Columbus Pats and also suited up for three games with the AJHL Okotoks Oilers.

Netminder Trevor Martin, whose SJHL season ended with the Melville Millionaires’ 4-0 playoff loss to the Nipawin Hawks Sunday, will join the Rebels Thursday.

The third and fourth games of the Rebels’ first round post-season series will be played April 1 and 2 at the Centrium. Additional games, if necessary, are slated for April 4 at Medicine Hat, April 5 in Red Deer and April 7 in Medicine Hat.

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