May 1, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers left wing Eric Wellwood (47) checks New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov (28) during the second period of game two of the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Wellwood Injured, Leaves Game

The Adirondack Phantoms’ Eric Wellwood may not return this season. During a Phantoms game at Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Wellwood’s right leg was sliced open by a skate.

According to the game report from the Phantoms, he was taken off the ice while the puck was in play and he left a trail of blood on the ice as he headed to the locker room.

From then he was taken to a nearby hosiptal in Bridgeport, Conn. and had surgery.’s AHL Beat Writer Diana C. Nearhos also reported,


This is a pretty serious injury for the AHL player so it looks like his season may be over.

Flyers fans will recognize Wellwood’s name as he played a few games with the team last season and played four games with the NHL this season while Danny Briere was injured.

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