The San Jose Sharks now have a third line vacancy to fill, as center Torrey Mitchell (aka Last Year's Star Rookie... ok, that's just what I call him) broke both bones in his lower left leg during practice today. He will miss at least two months, translating into 5 weeks of the regular season.
This obviously hurts the Sharks - any man who can evade both Mathieu Schneider and Chris Bleepin' Pronger to score arguably the most determined goal of last season will be sorely missed.
It's hard not to think of Kurtis Foster playing with a voodoo Torrey Mitchell doll to reap his revenge after Mitchell accidentally tripped Foster and slammed him against the boards chasing the puck, breaking the Minnesota Wild defenseman's femur (I was there, and it was not pretty).
In other Sharks news, we've hired John Ferguson, Jr. (the former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager) to be the director of pro scouting.