The injury occurred late in the first period of Monday’s 7-5 win over the Ottawa Senators. As Trocheck and Sens forward Ryan Dzingel went hard into the boards behind the Ottawa net, Trocheck’s ankle can be seen bending backwards. The 25-year-old had to be helped off the ice on a stretcher and didn’t return to the game.
“Vinny is a tremendous competitor and leader for our club,” GM Dale Tallon said in a press release. “It’s never easy to see a player and person like him suffer an injury like this, but we are confident that he will make a full recovery and be back on the ice with our team this season.”
Trocheck has three goals and 14 points in 18 games this season. He also has a faceoff success rate of 53.9 per cent.