Mooseheads’ Justin Barron sidelined indefinitely with blood clot

Halifax Mooseheads defenceman Justin Barron controls the puck during Game 6 of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's President Cup Final against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. (Vincent Ethier/QMJHL Media)

Halifax Mooseheads defenceman Justin Barron will be sidelined indefinitely after being diagnosed with a blood clot, the team announced Tuesday.

There is no timetable for the 18-year-old’s return to the ice.

The native of Halifax, who is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, has 17 points in 27 games for the Mooseheads this season.

Barron, the 13th-overall pick in the 2017 QMJHL Draft, has racked up 79 points across 146 games in three seasons with Halifax.


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