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Jesperi Kotkaniemi to miss the remainder of the season

It seems his spleen injury is too much to recover from in the short term.

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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.

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.