Injuries Lead to Call Ups

Seeing a number of players around the league fall to injury this week, Acadia will rest some players in their final game of the regular season.
by Marcel Cormier | May 1, 2012, 12:43 AM ET

Las Vegas defenceman Chris Pronger is expected to miss the next two months. Tyler Seguin may miss the first round of the playoffs for Havana. Goalie Ray Emery will not be able to help Fredericton's playoff push. Martin Biron is out for New York. Brandon will play without Ed Jovanovski.

"It's crazy," said Bears head coach Dave Hakstol, "Seeing the amount of injuries to guys lately, that's not something we want to risk for what is largely a meaningless game."

Acadia has recalled Teemu Hartikainen and Magnus Paajarvi and is expected to start rookie Martin Jones in net when they face the London Monarchs in the 82nd game of the year.

"It will be nice to actually get into a game," said Jones who has been with the big club all year because of his salary, "I was pretty excited to get the news from the coach."

The Bears know they will have home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs thanks to a Whitehorse loss yesterday. That said, it's better safe than sorry for the Bears.

"Claude Giroux and David Krejci will get the night off and we'll make sure Tomas Vokoun is ready to start in the playoffs too," confirmed Hakstol.

Acadia had a bit of a scare last week when goalie Braden Holtby tweaked a knee. It could have been much worse but the former Saskatoon Blade star missed about a week.

Acadia's first round opponent is yet to be determined as there is plenty of movement still possible in the standings even though most teams only have a single game left on their schedule.

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