It has been an unfortunate season for Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Earlier in the year, he suffered a rough concussion while playing for the Montreal Canadiens. He never seemed to really get back up to speed after that, and was eventually assigned to the Laval Rocket.
His bad luck continued, and his recent spleen injury has now officially been confirmed as the end of his season.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi sera absent pour le reste de la saison en raison d’une blessure à la rate.— Rocket de Laval (@RocketLaval) March 11, 2020
Jesperi Kotkaniemi will be out for the remainder of the season with a splenic injury.
A very unfortunate piece of news considering how he was piling up the points in the AHL. Also a devastating blow for the Rocket, as he would have been a key piece in their run to the playoffs.
Hopefully he can get the recovery he needs to be back in force next season.