It has already been an eventful fall for Capitals prospects, some in a bad way. Stan Galiev of the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is out a long time with a broken wrist.
Then came Saturday night, when defenseman Patrick Wey was involved in a freak accident while playing for Boston College against Northeastern. Wey suffered a severed tendon in his foot from a skate blade.
“We had one bad injury: We lost our defenseman Pat Wey, who’s been a really good player for us,” Eagles coach Jerry York told reporters in Boston Saturday night. “The skate blade went right through the tongue of his skate. … Those skate blades are so sharp, it just kind of cuts through.”
He had successful surgery to repair it, the team announced. He is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks. He had the operation Monday at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Mass.
Wey was the Caps’ fourth-round pick in 2009 (115th overall) and participated in development camp in July. Then, York said in a phone interview how much Wey has built up strength and become a good leader for his Eagles. He had one assist in six games before getting hurt.
“It’s a tough loss for us,” York said.