Lehigh Valley Phantoms defenseman Sam Morin left the game with an apparent knee injury during the 1st period on Wednesday night. Morin returned from injury for Game 2 on Saturday night, and played in Game 3 on Tuesday night, but he got bit by the injury bug again last night.
Morin went to the boards to make a check, but it appeared as if his right leg got caught and his knee twisted as he fell to the ice.
Morin went down to the ice in pain, holding his right knee, and needed help to get off the ice.
Morin played in two games this season with the Philadelphia Flyers, and played in just 15 regular season games in an injury-riddled year for him.
The Phantoms went on to play the rest of the game with five defensemen. That is difficult in its own right, but the fact that they went on to win the longest game in AHL history makes it that much more impressive.
Alex Lyon made 94 saves in the five-overtime win, setting a franchise record and coming four saves shy of the AHL record.
Here’s to hoping for the best for Sam.
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