Skipjacks' Hunter tops list of injured

February 04, 1993|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,Staff Writer

A rash of injuries has struck the Skipjacks were it hurts the most. Three key players are out.

Captain and right wing Mark Hunter has a fractured thumb and is expected to be out six to eight weeks. The last regular-season game is April 11.

Center Mike Boback, who leads the Skipjacks in points, will miss at least this weekend's three games and maybe a lot more if he has to undergo knee surgery, a determination that will be made next week.

Right wing Jeff Greenlaw, who has collected five goals and six assists since being sent down by the parent Washington Capitals Nov. 24, will miss four to six weeks with a torn thumb ligament suffered in last Sunday's loss at Rochester.

The Skipjacks expect to receive reinforcements eventually, but not in time for games tomorrow at Binghamton, Saturday at Utica and Sunday at Rochester.

Hunter broke his thumb last Saturday at Binghamton when the Rangers' Alexei Kovalev slashed it with his stick. Coach Barry Trotz says the Skipjacks are considering reporting the incident to the AHL for action against Kovalev.

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