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After Connor Bedard, another member of the top 3 is expected to be absent for a long time

Published January 31, 2024 at 4:55 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

A few days ago, we received the terrible news that Connor Bedard's jaw had a setback in his rehabilitation, and he will miss another eight weeks of activities.

He will return just before the end of the season, but he might lack time to secure the Calder Trophy.

The 3rd overall pick this summer, Adam Fantilli, has also received bad news as he will also be sidelined for approximately eight weeks.

"Center Adam Fantilli is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks due to a calf laceration.


Get well soon Adam!" - Columbus Blue Jackets

It's another significant blow for the young talents in the NHL. Brock Faber and Marco Rossi are expected to compete for the award given to the best rookie of the year.

Although Bedard still leads in points, Faber is a defenseman averaging over 24 minutes per game, and he has collected 29 points in 49 games. Impressive!

Unless Bedard returns earlier than expected and racks up many points, Faber will likely be considered the rookie of the year.

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