Anthony Stolarz signals to the crowd as he leaves on a stretcher during the London Knights game against the Saginaw Spirit. The prospect goalie has a 21-4-2 record with the Knights in the OHL this season. (Photo Courtesy of The Winnipeg Sun)
A scary moment for a Philadelphia Flyers prospect has interrupted a relatively quiet day in news and notes for the Flyers.
Anthony Stolarz, the goalie prospect that broke through with the Flyers in the preseason, suffered a gruesome injury in his OHL game with the London Knights.
A scrum near the net led to a player for the visiting Saginaw Spirit stepping on Stolarz' leg. As a result, Stolarz was severely cut and lost a significant amount of blood. Stolarz left the game immediately following the incident, which occurred just 3:42 into the game.
Stolarz had been playing excellent prior to the injury. He was 21-4-2 with a 2.59 GAA and .925 save percentage.
Obviously, there is a lot of concern with the injury, but Stolarz tweeted a few hours ago with an update. By the looks of things, he is in good spirits and already prepared for the recovery that lies ahead.
Video of the incident has also now been released. Warning: some of the images in the video may be considered graphic and viewer discretion is advised.
Kevin Durso is the lead beat writer for Flyerdelphia. Follow him on twitter @KDursoPhilsNet.