Turris may have been able to challenge his third straight 50-point campaign, but high-ankle sprains can linger for an extended period of time and that closed the book on his season. While the 26-year-old was unable to reach his full potential this year, a full offseason of rehab and practice should push the center back into his top-line role. However, with a new head coach rolling in for the Sens (still to be named), it'll be interesting to see how the lineups will be formulated next season.
Turris appeared to exit the game after taking a puck to the face, but it seems his reason for leaving was much worse than that. High-ankle sprains can cost players extended action, and the indefinite tag certainly suggests that'll be the case for the 26-year-old center. Expect the team to further update his status as Turris begins to close in on a return, but the team will certainly miss his presence on a nightly basis.
Kyle Turris did not return in the third period of Saturday's game after taking a puck to the face, Dean Brown of TSN 1200 reports.
The team didn't offer an update on his status following the game, but expect them to do so at some point before the team's next game Tuesday against the Blues. While he hasn't posted his usual numbers this season, he's still tallied 30 points (13 goals) and would be a big loss if it causes him to miss extended time. Given the nature of the injury, however, it seems more likely than not that it won't hold him out long.
Kyle Turris (undisclosed) scored the shootout winner Saturday against the Red Wings.
The goal is small consolation for his owners. Turris hasn't picked up a point in 12 games and has now gone 23 games without a goal in regulation. In fact, he has just five points in those 23 outings. Turris has clearly been hit by the effects of climate change and the aftereffects of those leg and ankle injuries he first suffered in December. Bench him.
Turris has been dealing with a lingering ankle injury, and while this could just be a day of rest for the 26-year-old, it's worth monitoring his status heading into Thursday's matchup against Carolina. The former first-round pick has 30 points on the year, but hasn't recorded a point in his last 10 outings.