The goalie was clutching the area around his left wrist when he went into the locker room.
“He got a shot off part of the wrist or the arm,” Bob Boughner told San Jose Hockey Now. “His glove opened up, it was a two-on-one. It was a stinger. He got off, he’s just getting looked at right now.”
Hill was scheduled to start tomorrow’s exhibition tilt against the Anaheim Ducks, the San Jose Sharks’ penultimate preseason tune-up. That’s now in doubt.
“If he’s a little sore,” Boughner shared, “then we’ll probably have to change plans.”
Veteran James Reimer is likely to get most of the action between the pipes if Hill is out any length of time. At the moment, youngster Alexei Melnichuk is third on the organization’s goaltending depth chart.
Hill was also projected to start the San Jose Sharks’ final exhibition contest on Oct. 9 versus the Vegas Golden Knights and their regular season opener on Oct. 16 against the Winnipeg Jets.
“I’m sure there’s some swelling and stuff in there, but I don’t think it’s anything too serious,” Boughner offered.
Hopefully, the San Jose Sharks’ bench boss is right. There’s a lot riding on Hill and Reimer, both acquired this off-season to fix the franchise’s long-standing goaltending struggles.
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