Rebels captain Jayden Grubbe won’t play for the remainder of the 2020-21 WHL season.
The team made the announcement Wednesday after Grubbe was hurt in Friday’s game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Grubbe, 18, went for a body check in the first period and landed awkwardly against the boards. He hobbled to the bench and went immediately to the dressing room.
Grubbe returned briefly in the second period for a few shifts but exited the game after that.
“The way it looked, from what I could tell he went to hit a guy and his knee went between the guy he went to hit, his two legs. The guy kinda twisted and (Grubbe) went right through. He caught his knee and slammed it against the boards,” Sutter said post-game on Friday.
“We’ll just have to wait and see. We’ll get an MRI and we’ll know more after that. Hopefully, it’s nothing serious.”
The Calgary native, who landed on the NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch List earlier this year for the 2021 NHL Draft, had three points in his first five games this season.
The Rebels said Grubbe is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2021-22 WHL season.