GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids Griffins player will be off the ice while he undergoes treatment for a condition that led to a blood clot in his right arm.
Dominic Turgeon, 22, has thoracic outlet syndrome, the Griffins said in a Thursday release. His diagnosis came Wednesday before a matchup against the Texas Stars. Turgeon is expected to make a full recovery.
He is being treated in Round Rock, Texas, where he underwent a procedure Wednesday and was set to undergo another Thursday to alleviate the clot. He’ll then head to Tampa, Florida, for consultation next week with a doctor who previously treated a Tampa Bay Lightning player for the thoracic outlet syndrome.
It’s not yet known precisely when Turgeon will be back in the Griffins’ lineup.
Turgeon, a center now in his second season with the Grand Rapids AHL team, has put up 14 goals and 32 points for the Griffins in 69 games this season. He has played in five games for the Griffins’ NHL affiliate, the Detroit Red Wings, this year.
He is the son of former NHL player and current Los Angeles Kings offensive coordinator Pierre Turgeon.
The Griffins play the Rampage Thursday in San Antonio before they wrap up the regular season Saturday at home versus the Cleveland Monsters. They have already clinched their sixth consecutive trip to the Calder Cup playoffs. They won the cup in 2013 and last season. Their first playoff game has not yet been set.