Sproul (knee) will be ready for the start of next season if he doesn't end up requiring surgery, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Sproul has a partial tear of his ACL in the left knee, sustained in a March 4 contest against the Oilers. He averaged 2:08 on the power play as a rookie defenseman, but Detroit's been pitiful with the extra attacker this year, so the result was only one goal and two helpers with the man advantage. Still, Sproul's role naturally figures to expand with more experience, at which point he could warrant a pickup in deep leagues.
Sproul (knee) has been placed on injured reserve, according to the NHL media site. The move shouldn't come as much of a surprise given that he will miss the remainder of the regular season due to an ACL injury. The youngster finished 2017 with seven points (one goal, six assists), 46 shots on goal and a minus-8 rating over 27 contests and figures to open next season in a battle for an Opening Night roster spot.
Sproul will miss the rest of the regular season due to an ACL injury, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. The rookie defenseman is contemplating whether to proceed with surgery on his left knee after sustaining the injury in Saturday's game against the Oilers. Either way, this is quite unfortunate, as the Red Wings were all set to get Sproul more playing time down the stretch. The 24-year-old finishes with seven points and a minus-8 rating through 27 games. He'll be a restricted free agent after the 2017-18 campaign.
Sproul left Saturday's game against the Oilers due to a lower-body injury and he will not return, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Sproul appeared to suffer an injury to his left leg or knee area and was helped off the ice by his teammates. If the defenseman is forced to miss time the team is likely to have to dip down to Grand Rapids of the AHL for reinforcements.
Sproul will replace Mike Green (illness) for Saturday's matinee against the Capitals in Detroit, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. The rookie defenseman has only drawn into 4 of 15 games this month, though the Red Wings are nearly mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, and that could ultimately afford more playing time for Sproul this season. There's a chance that he sees time on the power play in this game, having learned the nuances of playing in that spot earlier on -- he's bagged a goal and two helpers on the man advantage through 22 games.
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