ECHL Game Night: 1/19/11

Reading Royals 4 @ Florida Everblades 7
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for season - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play (injured - lower body).
Season totals: 22 GP, 7-4-11, -12, 10 PIM

Alexandre Imbeault had a hat trick and four points as the Blades beat the Royals 7-4 Wednesday. The Naples News reported late Wednesday evening that ECHL leading scorer and Lightning prospect Mitch Fadden will miss the remainder of the season with a blood clot. He will return to his native British Columbia when he’s permitted by doctors to fly. Goaltender Jaroslav Janus is with Norfolk of the AHL and Alex Hutchings remains out with a lower body injury.

UPDATE TO NAPLES NEWS REPORT: Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman told the St. Pete Times that Fadden is out for a minimum of three months. While this is essentially the rest of his season, technically he could join the Blades for a portion of the playoffs.