By @MichaelCaples –
The Grand Rapids Griffins announced today that they will be without one of their talented young forwards for the foreseeable future.
Dominic Turgeon will be out of the line-up “indefinitely” while he goes through treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome.
The syndrome caused a blood clot affecting Turgeon’s arm, which was diagnosed Wednesday prior to the team’s game against the Texas Stars.
Dr. Ryan Turley performed a procedure to alleviate the clot Wednesday evening at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center in Round Rock, Texas. Turgeon is scheduled for another procedure today before a consultation next week in Tampa. Fla., with Dr. Karl Illig, who successfully treated Lightning star Steven Stamkos for a similar condition two years ago.
He is expected to make a full recovery and resume his playing career. Further updates will be provided by the team when applicable.
The son of longtime NHLer Pierre Turgeon, Dominic made his NHL debut with the Wings – the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2014 NHL Draft – on Jan. 14.
This season with the Griffins, he doubled his goals total and nearly doubled his points total from his rookie season; last year, he helped Grand Rapids capture the Calder Cup.