Shaw to undergo MRI Wednesday on injured knee

By Mitch Bach
September 11, 2017 - 4:09pm

MEDICINE HAT, AB — Medicine Hat Tigers forward Mason Shaw will undergo an MRI on Wednesday, which will reveal more information on a painful right knee injury sustained during Minnesota Wild rookie camp over the weekend.

"He had a guy land on him and hurt his knee, he had to be helped off and we know he's hobbling around on crutches right now," said Clouston.

Shaw, selected in the 4th round of June's NHL Entry Draft, was geared in Minnesota Wild silks for his second game at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament. He took the nasty tumble in a contest against Columbus Blue Jackets prospects, and has opted to stay in Minnesota while getting treatment.

Clouston says he does not know how long Shaw could be out for — Wednesday's MRI will give him a better idea.

"Until that happens, we won't know the extent (of the injury)," added Clouston. "We know he's injured and sometimes those are a little bit painful but not too bad, or it could be quite serious. We'll just have to wait and see."

Shaw finished second in Tigers scoring last season behind WHL grad Chad Butcher, reaching career marks in goals (27), assists (67), and points (94), while also improving his rating by 15 notches to a +12.

The 18-year-old from Wainwright, AB collected 12 assists in 11 playoff games last spring.

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