Guerin Out For Rest Of Season!!
According to ESPN.com Bill Guerin is likely out for the rest of the regular season after undergoing emergency surgery Saturday to relieve blood buildup in his thigh. He suffered the injury Thursday at Ottawa.
Guerin, second on the Stars with 25 goals and 50 points, bruised his thigh Thursday when he collided with Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips in the third period.
The bruise caused a so-called compartment syndrome in Guerin’s thigh, in which severe internal bleeding cuts off circulation to the thigh muscle. Team doctor Dan Cooper operated to relieve the pressure Saturday night at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
Team officials said Guerin will miss four-to-six weeks. The Stars have 17 regular-season games left, including Sunday’s home game against Pittsburgh.
This is a severe blow to the Dallas Stars who have already lost starting goalie Marty Turco. This could easily force the Stars into becoming more active before the trade deadline. Already they’ve been rumored to be looking at Phoenix goalie Sean Burke.