JT Compher injured at WJC (again)

Submitted by gwkrlghl on August 8th, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Michigan hockey player and noteworthy American JT Compher was injured again blocking a shot again at the World Juniors.

Compher was hurt blocking a shot during a late 5-on-3 penalty kill. His left hand and thumb were heavily wrapped when he arrived at the rink for the United States' game Thursday against Finland.

USA Hockey would not reveal the full nature of the injury.

"We got him looked at and we'll leave it at that for now," Jim Johansson, the assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey and the general manager of the United States for 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, told NHL.com.


No word yet on if this will hold him out to start our season but that doesn't sound particularly good.



August 8th, 2014 at 7:32 PM ^

Especially at the thumb, where it sounds like his injury was and which usually has a hard plastic or fiberglass piece over that area. If he's diving right to left he's got that padding and if he's diving left to right he should have his stick in between at the minimum and likely his right hand or arm.