Wings prospect Dominic Turgeon out indefinitely with blood clot
Detroit — Dominic Turgeon, one of the Red Wings’ top prospects, will be out of the lineup indefinitely after undergoing treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome, the organization announced Thursday.
Turgeon has a blood clot in his right arm, which was diagnosed before the Grand Rapids Griffins’ game Wednesday in Texas.
Turgeon, 22, is playing with the minor-league affiliate Griffins.
The Griffins said Dr. Ryan Turley performed a procedure to alleviate the clot Wednesday, and Turgeon was scheduled for another procedure Thursday before a consultation next week with the doctor (Dr. Karl Illig) who treated Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos for a similar issue.
Stamkos had his surgery on April 4, 2016, and returned to play Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals for the Lightning on May 26.
The Red Wings expect Turgeon to resume his playing career after recovering from the surgery.
Turgeon made his NHL debut with the Red Wings this season Jan. 14 in Chicago, and played five games.
Turgeon played in 69 games with Grand Rapids, with 14 goals and 18 assists (32 points).
The Griffins open defense of their Calder Cup championship next week.