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Mark MacMillan injury: Canadiens prospect out indefinitely

In what was shaping up to be a breakout year for MacMillan, a wrist injury has put him on the sidelines.

Francois Lacasse

After tearing it up last week and being named the Canadiens' top prospect of the week in Catching the Torch, 2010 fourth round draft pick Mark MacMillan was announced as out indefinitely by the head coach of the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux, Dave Hakstol.

MacMillan had recording five goals in five games, adding two assists to tie for the scoring lead on the Sioux, the best start of his career, before a skate blade hit his left wrist during the second period of their game against Providence on Friday.

MacMillan underwent surgery to repair the laceration he suffered, though it is not yet known how long he will be out. Patrick Nemeth of the Dallas Stars recently suffered a similar injury, and he was announced as out for the season, which would be a devastating turn of events for MacMillan, who needs to impress the Canadiens in order to earn a contract after three good, but not overwhelming NCAA seasons.