Ozzy Wiesblatt is done for the season.
Earlier today, the Prince Albert Raiders announced, in consultation with the San Jose Sharks, that they were shelving Wiesblatt for the remainder of the 2021-22 season because of an upper-body injury.
A source tells San Jose Hockey Now that the 2020 first-round pick has a shoulder injury.
Ozzy Wiesblatt will arrive in San Jose in a couple days to re-evaluate this shoulder injury and determine its severity. The expectation is that Wiesblatt will be ready for San Jose Sharks’ training camp this fall, though that’s no certainty until he’s re-evaluated.
The 5-foot-10 winger is eligible to begin his professional career in full with the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda next season. Because of a special exception made for CHL players in last year’s abbreviated WHL season, Wiesblatt was allowed to play for the Barracuda last year. He notched two goals and one assist in his six-game pro debut.
Of course, Wiesblatt can also skip the Cuda and play for the Sharks next year.
Either way, it’s possible that Ozzy Wiesblatt has played his last game in Prince Albert.
The loss of Wiesblatt is a blow to the Raiders, who are trying to squeak into the WHL’s Eastern Conference playoffs. They have four regular season games remaining.
Wiesblatt was one of their leading scorers with 10 goals and 31 assists in 43 games.
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