Anaheim Ducks prospect Stefan Noesen just can’t catch a break early in his young career.
Nearly one year after a devastating knee injury that sidelined him for most of last season, Noesen sustained a partial tear to his right Achilles’ and will be out for at least four months, according to reports.
Noesen, who has been playing in the AHL for the Norfolk Admirals this season, suffered the injury during the Admirals’ game on Saturday, Oct. 18 against the Manchester Monarchs. One night earlier, Noesen potted the game-winner in a 3-2 victory for the Admirals over the Monarchs.
The 21-year-old was a key piece to the trade that sent Bobby Ryan to the Ottawa Senators during the summer of 2013. In return, the Ducks received Noesen, Jakob Silfverberg and a 2014 first round pick (Nick Ritchie).
Noesen has yet to see time in the NHL with Anaheim and has only played in six games in the AHL. In those six games, he has one goal and two assists.