Jonathan Drouin out indefinitely with concussion

Halifax Mooseheads forward Jonathan Drouin is out indefinitely with a concussion. (QMI Agency)

Halifax Mooseheads forward Jonathan Drouin is out indefinitely with a concussion. (QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:51 PM ET

Jonathan Drouin, arguably the most talented Canadian hockey player in major junior right now, is out indefinitely after being smashed from behind Friday in a QMJHL game.

Drouin, an 18-year-old forward who plays for the Halifax Mooseheads, reportedly suffered a mild concussion. He was hammered into the boards by Adam Erne of the Quebec Ramparts.

The QMJHL has decided Erne will not be suspended for the hit. At the time, he was assessed a five-minute major penalty for checking from behind.

Before the incident, Drouin was expected to be an integral part of Team Canada's offensive attack at the World Junior Hockey Championship next month.

"I thought it was a dive and I thought everybody else did, too," Erne told Metro Halifax after Friday's game, defending his actions. "I wouldn’t have even gotten a penalty if he didn’t dive into the boards."

Both Drouin (third overall) and Erne (33rd overall) were drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning this summer.


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