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.

Just Posted

Manslaughter trial hears recording of accused praying for forgiveness

CALGARY — A trial for a man charged in the death of… Continue reading

UN high commissioner urges redress as Canada responds to MMIWG inquiry

OTTAWA — Canada’s response to the conclusions of the inquiry into missing… Continue reading

Prevention key focus of dementia strategy released by federal government

OTTAWA — The cornerstone philosophy behind the federal government’s long-awaited strategy for… Continue reading

Groups launch challenge of Quebec’s secularism bill one day after it becomes law

Less than 24 hours after it became law, groups representing Canadian Muslims… Continue reading

Poll suggests majority of Canadians favour limiting immigration levels

OTTAWA — New polling numbers suggest a majority of Canadians believe the… Continue reading

Pro-pipelines rally draws crowd to City Hall

Canadian Taxpayers Federation says Canada missing out on billions in revenue

Manslaughter trial hears recording of accused praying for forgiveness

CALGARY — A trial for a man charged in the death of… Continue reading

UN high commissioner urges redress as Canada responds to MMIWG inquiry

OTTAWA — Canada’s response to the conclusions of the inquiry into missing… Continue reading

Prevention key focus of dementia strategy released by federal government

OTTAWA — The cornerstone philosophy behind the federal government’s long-awaited strategy for… Continue reading

Groups launch challenge of Quebec’s secularism bill one day after it becomes law

Less than 24 hours after it became law, groups representing Canadian Muslims… Continue reading

Poll suggests majority of Canadians favour limiting immigration levels

OTTAWA — New polling numbers suggest a majority of Canadians believe the… Continue reading

Raptors announcer credited with calming massive crowd after shooting

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors’ play-by-play announcer is winning widespread praise for… Continue reading

Massive crowds, security concerns prove to be issues at Raptors parade

TORONTO — A shooting that sparked a stampede at a massive rally… Continue reading

Toronto mayor gives Raptors star Kawhi Leonard key to city

Toronto Mayor John Tory tried to woo Kawhi Leonard by presenting him… Continue reading

Most Read