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Aces injury update: Davies likely out 6-8 weeks

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

Alaska Aces rookie defenseman Zach Davies seems likely to be out 6 to 8 weeks with a broken right wrist he suffered Saturday night in a 7-2 victory at Las Vegas.

That's the second significant injury suffered by an Aces blueliner already this season -- veteran Sean Curry left the second game of the season, a 5-0 home win against San Francisco on Oct. 19, with a lower-body injury and has not practiced since.

Davies, who watched Wednesday morning's practice, said he was injured when he was jammed against the boards at Orleans Arena. He was off to a strong start, with two goals and an assist, as well as a +2 rating and 15 shots on goal, in four games.

The Aces still have seven defensemen; teams customarily dress six defensemen for a game.

Also on the injury front, winger David Eddy, who joined the club from AHL Abbotsford in time for the three-game sweep of Las Vegas but sat out Sunday's 3-0 Aces win in the series finale, with a lower-body injury, was back practicing Wednesday. The Aces traveled home on Monday and took Tuesday off.

Meanwhile, rookie center Eli Zuck, who missed the first five games with a lower-body injury, is available.

Goaltender Gerald Coleman, rehabbing from offseason surgery on his right hip, remains out. He's been practicing off and on, but has recently suffered a setback related to his 2012 surgery on his left hip.

Aces players so far have missed a combined 15 games to injuries.

Last season, 21 different Aces missed a combined 334 games because of injuries. That was by far the most games missed to injuries since The Blog began tracking Aces injuries in the 2007-08 season.


By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com
Anchorage