Top prospect to have ACL surgery

Sarnia Sting centre Alex Galchenyuk will undergo surgery this week to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the team announced Monday.

Galchenyuk, who is one of the top prospects for the 2012 NHL draft, suffered the knee injury Sept. 16th in a pre-season game against the Windsor Spitfires.

“Unfortunately injuries like this are a part of the game. Our thoughts are solely with Alex at this time as this was very difficult news to receive,” Sting general manager Jacques Beaulieu said in a release. “We will be providing Alex with the best care possible as he begins his rehab towards getting back on the ice.”