Flames’ Pelletier exits game vs. Kraken with upper-body injury

Calgary Flames forward Jakob Pelletier exited Monday's game against the Seattle Kraken after taking a hit from behind from Marian Studenic.

Calgary Flames forward Jakob Pelletier exited Monday’s game against the Seattle Kraken with an upper-body injury after being hit by Marian Studenic.

Head coach Ryan Huska told reporters after the game that they won’t know the full extent of Pelletier’s injury until team doctors get a chance to examine the injury on Tuesday.

The incident happened late in the first period as the Flames were making a final push in the offensive zone. Pelletier received the puck on a zone-entry and was pushed from behind into the boards by Studenic shortly thereafter. Pelletier appeared to be favouring his chest and shoulder area after the hit as he exited the ice with a trainer.

Studenic was assessed a five-minute major penalty for boarding and was ejected from the game.

Pelletier, 22, dressed for 23 games last season with the Flames, netting three goals and dishing out seven assists. He was selected by Calgary at 26th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft.

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