The Detroit Red Wings announced prospect Jared McIsaac underwent successful shoulder surgery today. The recovery time is five to six months, meaning McIsaac will miss the entire NHL season, whenever it is. The earliest he can return to action is April. It’s another setback for the promising defense prospect.
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Detroit Red Wings Jared McIsaac Injures Shoulder
The injury occurred while McIsaac was playing on loan in Finland for HPK. He returned to Detorit to have the opperation last week the team announced. He only lasted one shift before having to leave the game with a left shoulder injury. The 2018 second-round pick can’t seem to catch a break with injuries. This is the second shoulder surgery in two years. He required a similar operation on his right shoulder just prior to the 2019-20 season. McIsaac was only able to play in 25 games for Moncton of the QMJHL last year because of the injury. Still, he produced 17 points in those 25 games. He also won a gold medal with Canada at the World Junior Championships. He contributed four points in seven games.
What this Means for the Future
The Wings drafted McIsacc in the second round (38th overall) of the 2018 NHL entry draft. The Truro, Nova Scotia native is a good skater that has a good outlet pass and plays an overall smart game. The Red Wings have high expectiations for McIsaac, but his development has been hindered by two trips to the operating table. McIsaac was expected to challenge for a stop on the Wings 23 man roster this year. The Wings and McIsaac now have to look towards the 2021-22 season to see what he can provide at the professional level.