Barons Can't Catch a Breakby Ogie Oglethorpe | January 31, 2019, 4:46 PM ET
So far, the 2018-2019 season has been very disappointing for the Brno Barons. The injury bug has decimated the lineup. High priced free agent Joe Thornton has been out of action with various injuries for 20 of the team's 33 games. Star defenseman Matthew Dumba is currently out, as is centerman Kyle Brodziak.
Others missing games so far this season include Vlad Namestnikov, Francois Beauchemin, Jason Demers, Jan Rutta, Andrej Sustr, Zach Bogosian, starting netminder Jusse Saros, and backup goalie Marek Langhamer.
As team depth was not a strong point of the Barons to begin with, these injuries have caused the team to spiral to near the basement of the league. The team goal is now to keep the Kansas City Krunch from getting a top 5 pick for the Namestnikov trade.