New York Islanders goalie prospect Linus Soderstrom’s season reportedly came to an end when he required season-ending surgery.
To say the New York Islanders have had a rough stretch would be an understatement. The team has struggled on the ice and recently have taken big hits when it comes to injuries. Andrew Ladd and Josh Bailey were out of the lineup for the Islanders on Sunday with an injury, while prospect Devon Toews reportedly was done for the year as well.
Now there’s another one to the list. Prospect Linus Soderstrom was seen at Barclays Center on Sunday and it’s being reported that he’s had season-ending surgery as well.
Soderstrom finished the year with HV71 with a 2.76 goals against average and a .893 save percentage. The 21-year old goalie’s numbers declined from last year when he really impressed in the SHL.
In 2016-2017 he had a .943 save percentage and a 1.34 goals against average. Those numbers are courtesy of Elite Prospects.
The Isles haven’t had much luck when it has come to injuries lately. The Devon Toews and Linus Soderstrom injuries are big in both of their developments. The Isles see both of these guys as a future piece of the team and anytime the developmental process is interrupted that’s an issue.
Hopefully, that doesn’t stunt or plateau their growth.
UPDATED: via Arthur Staple “Bad scoop on Soderstrom earlier. He did have surgery but likely to return to HV71 this season.”
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