The Vancouver Giants have been dealt a serious blow, as the club has lost leading scorer Marek Tvrdon for the season after surgery to remove a blood clot from his left shoulder.
“Marek had a small blockage isolated to a single vein in his left shoulder,” said Giants’ General Manager & Executive VP, Scott Bonner. “It was completely and rapidly dissolved and he is doing very well. Marek is under the excellent care of numerous specialists and he is recovering quickly. He will not be returning this season but he is expected to have a full recovery and future career as a hockey player. Right now our priority is Marek’s health and well-being and we would like to respect his and his family’s privacy.”
Tvrdon, a 4th round pick of the Detroit Red Wings (2011), is currently the Giants’ leading scorer, with 8 goals and 14 assists in 18 games.
Giants host Regina Friday at Pacific Coliseum.
TEAM1040 pregame show at 6:30, faceoff at 7:00.